Lancashire 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.

Lancashire West
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom

The constituency of Lancashire West was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Crosby, Huyton, Ince, Ormskirk, St Helens, Southport, Widnes.[1]

Member of the European Parliament

Elected Name Party
1979 Peter Price Conservative


European Parliament election, 1979: Lancashire West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Price 79,888 51.3
Labour B.S. Jeuda 60,399 38.7
Liberal J.K. Gibb 12,116 7.8
Independent B. Farrel 3,486 2.2
Majority 19,489 12.6
Turnout 155,889 28.0
Conservative win (new seat)