Leeds (European Parliament constituency)
|European Parliament constituency|
|Member state||United Kingdom|
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.
When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Batley and Morley, Leeds East, Leeds North East, Leeds North West, Leeds South, Leeds South East, Leeds West and Pudsey. In 1984, Batley and Morley, Leeds South and Leeds South West were replaced by Elmet, Leeds Central and Morley and Leeds South.
In 1999, the constituency became part of the much larger Yorkshire and the Humber constituency.
Members of the European Parliament
|Conservative||P. C. Price||54,405||39.8|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Conservative||J. G. Holt||60,178||36.1||-3.7|
|Liberal||S. J. Cooksey||36,097||21.6||+7.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Jane Harvey||17,557||11.2||+4.9|
|Natural Law||Sarah Jane Hayward||1,018||0.7||New|