North East Scotland (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.

North East Scotland
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1999
MEPs1
Sources

The constituency of North East Scotland was one of them.

Boundaries


1979-1984: Aberdeen North, Aberdeen South, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Dundee East, Dundee West,[1]
1984-1999: Aberdeen North, Aberdeen South, Angus East, Banff and Buchan, Dundee East, Dundee West, Gordon, Kincardine and Deeside, North Tayside[2]

Members of the European Parliament


ElectedMemberParty
1979 James Provan Conservative
1984
1989Henry McCubbinLabour
1994Allan MacartneySNP
1998 (b)Ian HudghtonSNP

Election results


1998 By-election: North East Scotland[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Ian Hudghton 57,445 48.0 +5.2
Conservative Struan Stevenson 23,744 19.9 +1.3
Labour K. Walker-Shaw 22,086 18.5 –9.9
Liberal Democrats Keith Raffan 11,753 9.8 +1.5
Scottish Socialist H. Duke 2,510 2.1 New
Green Robin Harper 2,067 1.7 +0.5
Majority 33,701 28.1 +13.7
Turnout 119,605 20.5 –17.2
SNP hold Swing +7.6
European elections 1994: North East Scotland[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Allan Macartney 92,892 42.8 +13.4
Labour Henry McCubbin 61,665 28.4 –2.2
Conservative R.O. Harris 40,372 18.6 –8.1
Liberal Democrats S.A. Horner 18,008 8.3 +2.3
Green K.D. Farnsworth 2,559 1.2 –6.1
Communist M.M. Ward 689 0.3 New
Independent L.R. Mair 584 0.2 New
Natural Law D.J. Paterson 371 0.2 New
Majority 31,227 14.4 +13.2
Turnout 217,140 37.7 –0.7
SNP gain from Labour Swing +7.7
European elections 1989: North East Scotland[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry McCubbin 65,348 30.6 +2.2
SNP Allan Macartney 62,735 29.4 +8.2
Conservative James Provan 56,835 26.7 –7.5
Green E.M. Hill 15,584 7.3 New
SLD S.A. Horner 12,704 6.0 -10.2
Majority 2,613 1.2 –4.6
Turnout 213,206 38.4 +9.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.9
European elections 1984: North East Scotland[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Provan 53,809 34.2 +1.2
Labour Frank Doran 44,648 28.4 +4.2
SNP D. Hood 33,448 21.2 +2.9
SDP I.G. Phillip 25,490 16.2 New
Majority 9,161 5.8 –2.7
Turnout 157,395 28.7 –4.0
Conservative hold Swing –1.5
European elections 1979: North East Scotland[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Provan 51,930 33.0
Liberal Lord Mackie of Benshie 38,516 24.5
Labour D.E. Clyne 38,139 24.2
SNP Colin Bell 28,886 18.3
Majority 13,414 8.5
Turnout 157,471 32.7
Conservative win (new seat)

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