London South (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 South
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom

The constituency of London South was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Carshalton, Croydon Central, Croydon North East, Croydon North West, Croydon South, Mitcham and Morden, Sutton and Cheam, Wimbledon.[1] However, from 1984 onwards it was merged into London South and Surrey East, having been combined with half of the former Surrey Constituency.

Members of the European Parliament

1979 James Moorhouse Conservative
European Parliament election, 1979: London South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Moorhouse 98,298 58.9
Labour G.A. Duncan 44,967 27.0
Liberal Bill Pitt 23,526 14.1
Majority 53,331 31.9
Turnout 166,791 33.4
Conservative win (new seat)