Kent 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. The constituency of Kent West was one of them.

Kent West
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1999
MEPs1
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Boundaries


1979–1984: Dartford; East Surrey; Gillingham; Gravesend; Rochester and Chatham; Royal Tunbridge Wells; Sevenoaks; Tonbridge and Malling.

1984–1994: Dartford; Gillingham; Gravesham; Medway; Mid Kent; Sevenoaks; Tonbridge and Malling; Tunbridge Wells.

1994–1999: Dartford; Gillingham; Gravesham; Maidstone; Medway; Mid Kent; Tonbridge and Malling.

Election results


European Parliament election, 1994: Kent West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Skinner 77,346 41.0 +10.3
Conservative Ben Patterson 60,569 32.1 -11.3
Liberal Democrats J. Daly 33,869 17.9 +9.4
UKIP Craig Mackinlay 9,750 5.2 New
Green Mrs P.A. Kemp 5,651 3.0 -14.4
Natural Law J.J. Bowler 1,598 0.8 New
Majority 16,777 8.9 N/A
Turnout 188,783 37.3 +3.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +10.8
European Parliament election, 1989: Kent West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Patterson 82,519 43.4 -5.5
Labour P.L. Sloman 58,469 30.7 +1.6
Green J. Tidy 33,202 17.4 +14.5
SLD J.B. Doherty 16,087 8.5 -10.6
Majority 24,050 12.7 -7.1
Turnout 190,277 33.4 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing -3.6
European Parliament election, 1984: Kent West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Patterson 85,414 48.9 -11.8
Labour A. Woodhams 50,784 29.1 +4.3
Liberal P.H. Billenness 33,306 19.1 +4.6
Ecology Mrs C.A. Bunyan 4,991 2.9 New
Majority 34,630 19.8 -16.1
Turnout 174,495 30.8 -2.1
Conservative hold Swing -8.1
European Parliament election, 1979: Kent West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Patterson 113,961 60.7
Labour A.J. Humphris 46.482 24.8
Liberal S. Blow 27,127 14.5
Majority 67,479 35.9
Turnout 187,570 32.9
Conservative win (new seat)

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