London Central (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.

London Central
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom

The constituency of London Central was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Chelsea, City of London and Westminster South, Fulham, Hammersmith North, Hampstead, Holborn and St Pancras South, Kensington, Paddington, St Marylebone and St Pancras North.[1]

United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies were redrawn in 1983 and the European constituencies were altered in 1984 to reflect this. The revised seat comprised the following Westminster constituencies: Chelsea, City of London and Westminster South, Fulham, Hampstead and Highgate, Holborn and St Pancras, Islington North, Islington South and Finsbury, Kensington and Westminster North.[2] The same boundaries were used in 1989 and 1994.[3][4]

Members of the European Parliament

1979 David Nicolson Conservative
1984 Stan Newens Labour


European Parliament election, 1994: London Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stan Newens 75,711 47.0 +4.8
Conservative A.J. Elliot 50,652 31.4 -4.6
Liberal Democrats Sarah Ludford 20,176 12.5 +12.5
Green E. Kortvelyessy 7,043 4.4 -10.7
UKIP H.F. Le Fanu 4,157 2.6 New
Socialist (GB) C.M. Slapper 1,593 1.0 New
Natural Law S.J. Hamza 1,215 0.8 New
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 547 0.3 New
Majority 25,059 15.6 +9.4
Turnout 159,879 32.6 -5.7
Labour hold Swing


  1. "David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results". Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  2. "European Elections 84. Candidates named for European Parliament elections on June 14". The Times. 16 May 1984. p. 5.
  3. "378 candidates fight the 81 UK European seats; European Elections 1989". The Times. 19 May 1989.
  4. Whitaker's Concise Almanack 1995. London: J Whitaker & Sons Ltd. 1994. p. 277. ISBN 0850212472.