Greater Manchester North (European Parliament constituency)

Prior to its uniform adoption of proportional representation in 1999, the United Kingdom used first-past-the-post for the European elections in England, Scotland and Wales. The European Parliament constituencies used under that system were smaller than the later regional constituencies and only had one Member of the European Parliament each.

Greater Manchester North
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom

The constituency of Greater Manchester North was one of them.

It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury and Radcliffe, Manchester Gorton, Middleton and Prestwich, Oldham East, Oldham West, Rochdale, and Stalybridge and Hyde.[1]

Members of the European Parliament

Election Member Party
1979 Barbara Castle Labour


European Parliament election, 1979: Greater Manchester North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Castle 79,920 50.2
Conservative C. C. Grantham 62,456 39.2
Liberal M. Steed 16,910 10.6
Majority 17,464 11.0
Turnout 159,286 31.5
Labour win (new seat)