Humberside (European Parliament constituency)


Humberside was a European Parliament constituency, covering most of the former Humberside district of England.

Humberside
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1999
MEPs1
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Before 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.

In 1999, the constituency became part of the much larger Yorkshire and the Humber constituency.

Boundaries


1979-1984: Bridlington; Brigg and Scunthorpe; Haltemprice; Howden; Kingston upon Hull Central; Kingston upon Hull East; Kingston upon Hull West.

1984-1994: Beverley; Bridlington; Brigg and Cleethorpes; Great Grimsby; Kingston upon Hull East; Kingston upon Hull North; Kingston upon Hull West.

1994-1999: Beverley; Boothferry; Bridlington; Glanford and Scunthorpe; Kingston upon Hull East; Kingston upon Hull North; Kingston upon Hull West.

Members of the European Parliament


Elected Name Party
1979 Robert Battersby Conservative
1989 Peter Crampton Labour

Results


European Parliament election, 1979: Humberside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Battersby 79,531 51.7
Labour Michael Wheaton 56,521 36.8
Liberal Robert Walker 17,643 11.5
Majority 23,010 14.9
Turnout 153,695 30.1
Conservative win (new seat)
European Parliament election, 1984: Humberside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Battersby 61,952 43.2 -8.5
Labour Peter Crampton 53,937 37.7 +0.9
SDP Will Unwin 27,318 19.1 +7.6
Majority 8,015 5.5 -9.4
Turnout 143,207 28.5 -1.6
Conservative hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1989: Humberside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Crampton 74,163 45.4 +7.7
Conservative Robert Battersby 57,835 35.4 -7.8
Green Jan Clark 23,835 14.6 New
SLD F. L. Parker 3,989 2.5 -16.6
SDP Will Unwin 3,419 2.1 New
Majority 16,328 10.0 N/A
Turnout 163,241 32.2 +3.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
European Parliament election, 1994: Humberside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Crampton 87,296 51.9 +5.5
Conservative Donald Stewart 46,678 27.8 -7.6
Liberal Democrats Diana Wallis 28,818 17.1 +14.6
Green Sharon Mummery 4,170 2.5 -12.1
Natural Law Anna Miszewska 1,100 0.7 New
Majority 40,618 24.1 +14.1
Turnout 168,062 32.4 +0.2
Labour hold Swing

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