London North 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.

London North West
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1999
MEPs1
Sources

The constituency of London North West was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Brent East, Brent North, Brent South, Chipping Barnet, Harrow Central, Harrow East, Harrow West, Hendon North and Hendon South.[1] United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies were redrawn in 1983 and the European constituencies were altered to reflect this. The new seat comprised the following Westminster constituencies: Brent East, Brent North, Brent South, Harrow East, Harrow West, Hayes and Harlington, Ruislip-Northwood and Uxbridge.[2] These boundaries were used in 1984, 1989 and 1994.[3][4]

Members of the European Parliament


ElectedMembers[5]Party
1979 Lord Bethell Conservative
1984
1989
1994 Robert Evans Labour

Election results


European Parliament election, 1979: London North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Bethell 87,596 55.3
Labour M Gordon 49,268 31.1
Liberal G J Bridge 21,618 13.6
Majority 38,328 24.2
Turnout 158,482 31.3
Conservative win (new seat)
European Parliament election, 1984: London North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Bethell 69,803 43.1 -12.2
Labour P. Healy 62,381 38.6 +7.5
Liberal A T Ketteringham 29,609 18.3 +4.7
Majority 7,422 4.5 -19.7
Turnout 161,793 31.2 -0.1
Conservative hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1989: London North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Bethell 74,900 41.3 -1.8
Labour A K Toms 67,500 37.2 -1.4
Green I E Flindall 28,275 15.6 New
SLD C D Noyce 10,553 5.8 -12.5
Majority 7,400 4.1 -0.4
Turnout 181,228 35.8 +4.6
Conservative hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1994: London North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Evans 80,192 47.4 +10.2
Conservative Lord Bethell 62,750 37.1 -4.2
Liberal Democrats H F Leighter 18,998 11.2 New
Green D P Johnson 4,743 2.8 -12.8
Communist A G Murphy 858 0.5 New
Natural Law T M Sullivan 807 0.5 New
21st Century Conservative C R Palmer 740 0.5 New
Majority 17,442 10.3 N/A
Turnout 169,088 35.1 -0.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References


  1. "David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results". Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  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.
  5. http://www.election.demon.co.uk/eplon.html