Greater Manchester South (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 South
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom

The constituency of Greater Manchester South was one of them.

It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Cheadle, Manchester Ardwick, Manchester Blackley, Manchester Central, Manchester Moss Side, Manchester Openshaw, Manchester Withington, Manchester Wythenshawe, Stockport North, and Stockport South.[1]

Members of the European Parliament

Elected Member Party
1979 Lord Harmar-Nicholls Conservative


European Parliament election, 1979: Greater Manchester South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Harmar-Nicholls 70,688 47.5
Labour J.A.D. Mills 63,214 42.5
Liberal J.B. Doherty 14,869 10.0
Majority 7,474 5.0
Turnout 148,771 29.8
Conservative win (new seat)