Salop and Stafford (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.

Salop and Stafford
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom

The constituency of Salop and Stafford was one of them.

It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Ludlow, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Stafford and Stone, Staffordshire South West, and The Wrekin.[1]

Members of the European Parliament

1979 Christopher Prout Conservative


European Parliament election, 1979: Salop and Stafford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Prout 90,545 57.5
Labour J.S. Hopkins 45,547 28.9
Liberal T.G. Robson 16,469 10.5
Ind. Conservative Mrs. P.J.E. Larney 4,804 3.1
Majority 44,998 28.6
Turnout 157,365 32.2
Conservative win (new seat)