Hampshire West (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.

Hampshire West
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1984
MEPs1
Sources

The constituency of Hampshire West was one of them.

It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Basingstoke, Eastleigh, New Forest, Salisbury, Southampton Itchen, Southampton Test, and Winchester.[1]

Member of the European Parliament


Elected Name Party
1979 Basil de Ferranti Conservative

Results


European Parliament election, 1979: Hampshire West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Basil de Ferranti 114,978 58.9
Liberal J.W. Matthew 45,786 23.4
Labour P.S. Jariwala 34,472 17.7
Majority 69,192 35.5
Turnout 195,236 33.6
Conservative win (new seat)

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