Northamptonshire (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.

Northamptonshire
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1994
MEPs1
Sources

The constituency of Northamptonshire was one of them.

From 1979–1984, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Aylesbury, Buckingham, Daventry, Harborough, Kettering, Northampton North, Northampton South,[1]

From 1984–1994, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Blaby, Corby, Daventry, Harborough, Kettering, Northampton North, Northampton South, Wellingborough.[2]

Results


European Parliament election, 1979: Northamptonshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A.M.H. Simpson 103,638 59.6
Labour A. Gordon 47,029 27.1
Liberal S.B. Crooks 23,134 13.3
Majority 56,609 32.5
Turnout 173,801
Conservative win (new seat)
European Parliament election, 1984: Northamptonshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A.M.H. Simpson 88,668 49.7 -9.9
Labour J. Dickie 48,809 27.4 +0.3
SDP C.M. Goodhart 37,421 21.0 +7.7
Independent Ecology A.T. Bryant 3,330 1.9 New
Majority 39,859 22.3 -10.2
Turnout 178,228
Conservative hold Swing -9.9
European Parliament election, 1989: Northamptonshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A.M.H. Simpson 86,695 41.8 -7.9
Labour M.A. Coyne 66,248 31.9 +4.5
Green A.T. Bryant 43,071 20.7 New
SLD R.W. Church 11,619 5.6 -15.4
Majority 20,447 9.9 -12.4
Turnout 207,633
Conservative hold Swing -7.9

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