North Wales (European Parliament constituency)
North Wales was a European Parliament constituency which roughly covered the unofficial region of North Wales, from 1979 until 1999. It was held by the Conservative Party from 1979 until 1989, during which time it was their only seat in Wales.
|European Parliament constituency|
|Member state||United Kingdom|
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.
The seat became part of the much larger Wales constituency in 1999.
1979–1984: Anglesey, Caernarfon, Conwy, Denbigh, Flintshire East, Flintshire West, Merionnydd, Montgomery, Wrexham.
1984–1994: Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd North West, Clwyd South West, Conwy, Delyn, Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, Montgomery, Wrexham, Ynys Mon.
1994–1999: Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd North West, Clwyd South West, Conwy, Delyn, Wrexham, Ynys Mon.
Members of the European Parliament
|Labour||T. A. Dillon||46,627||26.4|
|Plaid Cymru||Ieuan Wyn Jones||34,171||19.3|
|Liberal||Nesta Wyn Ellis||21,989||12.4|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|SDP||Robert Thomas Ellis||56,861||26.0||+13.6|
|Labour||Colin Ian Campbell||54,768||25.0||-1.4|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Iwan||38,117||17.4||-1.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Elis-Thomas||64,120||25.3||+7.9|
|Green||P. H. W. Adams||15,832||6.3||New|
|SLD||R. K. Marshall||10,056||4.0||-22.0|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Wigley||72,849||33.8||+8.5|
|Conservative||R. G. M. Hughes||33,450||15.5||-15.8|
|Liberal Democrats||R. E. Parry||14,828||6.9||+2.9|
|Green||P. H. W. Adams||2,850||1.3||-5.0|
|Natural Law||D. E. Hughes||2,065||0.9||New|
|Independent||J. M. Cooksey||1,623||0.8||New|