Mid Scotland and Fife (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.

Mid Scotland and Fife
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1999
MEPs1
Sources

The constituency of Mid Scotland and Fife was one of them.

Boundaries


1979-1984: Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire, Dunfermline, Fife Central, Fife East, Kinross and West Perthshire, Kirkcaldy, Perth and East Perthshire, Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth, Stirlingshire West,[1]
1984-1999: Central Fife, Clackmannan, Dunfermline East, Dunfermline West, Falkirk East, Falkirk West, Kirkcaldy, North East Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling[2]

Members of the European Parliament


ElectedMemberParty
1979 John PurvisConservative
1984 Alex Falconer Labour
1989
1994

Election results


European elections 1994: Mid Scotland and Fife[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Falconer 95,667 45.8 –0.3
SNP Dick Douglas 64,254 30.8 +8.2
Conservative P.W.B. Page 28,192 13.5 –7.4
Liberal Democrats H.S. Lyall 17,192 8.2 +4.2
Green M.J. Johnston 3,015 1.4 -5.0
Natural Law T.J. Pringle 532 0.3 New
Majority 31,413 15.0 –8.5
Turnout 208,852 38.2 –3.3
Labour hold Swing –4.3
European elections 1989: Mid Scotland and Fife[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Falconer 102,246 46.1 +3.5
SNP Kenny MacAskill 50,089 22.6 +6.3
Conservative A.F. Christie 46,505 20.9 –7.3
Green G.C. Morton 14,165 6.4 New
SLD M. Black 8,857 4.0 -8.9
Majority 52,157 23.5 +9.1
Turnout 221,862 41.5 +6.0
Labour hold Swing –1.4
European elections 1984: Mid Scotland and Fife[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Falconer 80,038 42.6 +11.4
Conservative John Purvis 52,872 28.2 –6.9
SNP Janette Jones 30,511 16.3 –7.8
SDP A.A.I. Wedderburn 24,220 12.9 New
Majority 27,166 14.4 +10.5
Turnout 187,641 35.5 +0.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.2
European elections 1979: Mid Scotland and Fife[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Purvis 66,255 35.1
Labour M. Panko 58,768 31.2
SNP Robert McIntyre 45,426 24.1
Liberal J.M. Calder 18,112 9.6
Majority 7,487 3.9
Turnout 188,561 35.0
Conservative win (new seat)

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