Northumbria (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.

Northumbria
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1999
MEPs1 Gordon Adam [Labour]

The constituency of Northumbria was one of them.

Boundaries


1979-1984: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Blyth, Hexham, Morpeth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central, Newcastle-upon-Tyne East, Newcastle-upon-Tyne North, Newcastle-upon-Tyne West, Wallsend
1984-1999: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Blyth Valley, Hexham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central, Newcastle-upon-Tyne North, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Wansbeck.

Members of the European Parliament


ElectionMemberParty
1979 Gordon Adam Labour
1984
1989
1994
Key to political groups of the European Parliament (UK)[1]
PartyFaction in European Parliament
Brexit Party 29 Non-Inscrits 57
DUP 1
Liberal Democrats 16 17   Renew Europe 108
Alliance 1
Green 7 11 Greens–European Free Alliance 75
SNP 3
Plaid Cymru 1
Labour 10   Socialists and Democrats 154
Conservative 4 European Conservatives and Reformists 62
Sinn Féin 1   European United Left–Nordic Green Left 41
Total 73 Total 750

Election results [2]


European Parliament election, 1979: Northumbria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. J. Adams 75,172 44.8
Conservative J.G.B. Weait 67,066 39.9
Liberal G. Scott 25,713 15.3
Majority 8,106 4.9
Turnout 167,951 32.2
Labour win (new seat)
European Parliament election, 1984: Northumbria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. J. Adams 78,417 42.6 -2.2
Conservative C.M.M. Crichton 62,717 34.1 -5.8
Liberal G. Scott 42,946 23.3 +8.0
Majority 15,700 8.5 +3.6
Turnout 184,080 35.9 +3.7
Labour hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1989: Northumbria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. J. Adams 110,688 56.1 +13.5
Conservative P.S. Yeoman 50,648 25.7 -8.4
Green Mrs. A.J. Lipman 24,882 12.6 New
SLD Viscount Morpeth 10,983 5.6 -17.7
Majority 60,040 30.4 +21.9
Turnout 514,123 38.4 +2.5
Labour hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1994: Northumbria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. J. Adams 103,087 59.3 +3.2
Conservative J.C. Flack 36,929 21.2 -4.5
Liberal Democrats Lembit Öpik 20,197 11.6 +6.0
UKIP David Lott 7,210 4.2 New
Green J.P. Hartshorne 5,714 3.3 -9.3
Natural Law L.J. Walch 740 0.4 New
Majority 66,158 38.1 +7.7
Turnout 516,680 33.7 -4.7
Labour hold Swing

References


  1. "Results by national party: 2019-2024 United Kingdom - Final results". European Parliament. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. "United Kingdom European Parliamentary Election results 1979-99: England". www.election.demon.co.uk. [81]. Retrieved 9 September 2020.