List of members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom, 1973–79


In this period, Members of the European Parliament were not directly elected, but were chosen by and from among the members of the House of Commons and House of Lords as delegates. The total size of the United Kingdom delegation was 36 but the Labour Party refused to name its delegates because of the party's then policy of opposing British membership of the European Communities. After the 1975 referendum, Labour decided to take its seats.

NamePartyDates

A

Lord ArdwickLabour3 July 1975 1979

B

Guy BarnettLabour1 July 1975 24 May 1976
Sir Tufton BeamishConservative1 January 1973 24 July 1974
Earl of BessboroughConservative1 January 1973 1979
Lord BethellConservative10 March 1975 1979
Betty BoothroydLabour1 July 1975 1 March 1977
Lord BreconConservative1 January 1973 24 October 1973
John BrewisConservative1 January 1973 28 February 1975
Lord BrimelowLabour28 February 1977 30 June 1978
Ronald BrownLabour1 March 1977 1979
Lord Bruce of DoningtonLabour3 July 1975 1979

C

Lord CastleLabour3 July 1975 1979
John CorrieConservative28 February 1975 18 December 1975; 1 March 1977 1979
George CunninghamLabour13 March 1978 1979

D

Tam DalyellLabour1 July 1975 1979
Sir Geoffrey de FreitasLabour1 July 1975 1979
Sir Douglas Dodds-ParkerConservative1 January 1973 28 February 1975
Gwyneth DunwoodyLabour1 July 1975 1979
Hugh DykesConservative24 July 1974 1 March 1977

E

Robert EdwardsLabour1 March 1977 1979
Baroness EllesConservative1 January 1973 3 July 1975
Tom EllisLabour1 July 1975 1979
John EvansLabour1 July 1975 13 March 1978
Winnie EwingSNP7 July 1975 1979

F

Peggy FennerConservative24 July 1974 28 February 1975
Baroness Fisher of RednalLabour3 July 1975 1979
Alan FitchLabour13 March 1978 1979
Alex FletcherConservative18 December 1975 1 March 1977
Charles Fletcher-CookeConservative1 March 1977 1979

G

Lord GladwynLiberal1 January 1973 3 July 1975; 8 July 1975 1 October 1976
Lord Gordon-WalkerLabour3 July 1975 20 October 1976

H

Willie HamiltonLabour1 July 1975 1979
James HillConservative1 January 1973 28 February 1975
John HillConservative1 January 1973 24 July 1974
Ralph HowellConservative24 July 1974 1979
Mark HughesLabour1 July 1975 1979

J

Russell JohnstonLiberal1 January 1973 7 July 1975; 1 October 1976 1979

K

Elaine Kellett-BowmanConservative28 February 1975 1979
Lord KennetLabour28 February 1978 1979
Peter KirkConservative1 January 1973 17 April 1977

L

Marquess of LothianConservative24 October 1973 3 July 1975

M

Earl of Mansfield and MansfieldConservative1 January 1973 10 March 1975
Bob MitchellLabour1 July 1975 1979
William MolloyLabour24 May 1976 1 March 1977
Lord Murray of GravesendLabour20 October 1976 28 February 1978; 30 June 1978 1979

N

Tom NormantonConservative1 January 1973 1979

O

Lord O'HaganCross-bencher1 January 1973 3 July 1975
John OsbornConservative28 February 1975 1979

P

John PeelConservative1 January 1973 24 July 1974
Rafton PounderUlster Unionist1 January 1973 24 July 1974
John PrescottLabour1 July 1975 1979
Christopher PriceLabour1 March 1977 13 March 1978

R

Lord ReayConservative1 January 1973 1979
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams, Bt.Conservative1 January 1973 1979
Geoffrey RipponConservative6 May 1977 1979

S

Lord St OswaldConservative1 January 1973 1979
James Scott-HopkinsConservative1 January 1973 1979
Michael ShawConservative24 July 1974 1979
James SpicerConservative28 February 1975 1979
Michael StewartLabour1 July 1975 19 November 1976

T

Dick TaverneDemocratic Labour4 April 1973 10 October 1974
Frank TomneyLabour19 November 1976 1 March 1977

W

Sir Derek Walker-SmithConservative1 January 1973 1979
Lord WalstonLabour3 July 1975 28 February 1977
Members of the
European Parliament

for the United Kingdom
Delegation (1973)
1st term (1979)
2nd term (1984)
3rd term (1989)
4th term (1994)
5th term (1999)
6th term (2004)
7th term (2009)
8th term (2014)
9th term (2019)
Women

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