Sheffield (European Parliament constituency)


Sheffield was a European Parliament constituency covering the City of Sheffield and parts of Derbyshire in England.

Sheffield
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1999
MEPs1
Sources

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.

When the constituency was created in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Chesterfield, Derbyshire North East, Sheffield Attercliffe, Sheffield Brightside, Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield Heeley, Sheffield Hillsborough and Sheffield Park. In 1984, Park was replaced by Sheffield Central, and the boundaries of the other constituencies changed. Larger changes occurred in 1994, when the Derbyshire constituencies were removed to Nottinghamshire North and Chesterfield and replaced by Barnsley West and Penistone.[1]

Members of the European Parliament


Elected Name Party
1979 Richard Caborn Labour
1984 Bob Cryer Labour
1989 Roger Barton Labour

Results


European Parliament election, 1979: Sheffield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Caborn 77,219 50.7
Conservative S. L. Batiste 64,157 42.1
Liberal K. A. Salt 10,951 7.2
Majority 13,062 8.6
Turnout 152,327 29.4
Labour win (new seat)
European Parliament election, 1984: Sheffield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Cryer 93,530 56.8 +6.1
Conservative D. R. Grayson 47,247 28.7 –13.4
Liberal G. M. Holmstedt 23,935 14.5 +7.3
Majority 46,283 28.1 +19.5
Turnout 164,712 29.5 +0.1
Labour hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1989: Sheffield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Barton 109,677 58.2 +1.4
Conservative T. S. R. Mort 40,401 21.4 –7.3
Green P. L. Scott 26,844 14.2 New
SLD A. H. Rogers 10,910 5.8 –8.7
International Communist D. E. Hyland 657 0.4 New
Majority 69,276 36.8 +8.7
Turnout 188,489 33.7 +4.2
Labour hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1994: Sheffield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Barton 76,937 58.5 +0.3
Liberal Democrats S. Agninotti 26,109 19.9 +14.1
Conservative K. Twitchen 22,374 17.0 –4.4
Green B. A. New 4,742 3.6 –10.6
International Communist M. England 834 0.6 +0.2
Natural Law R. E. Hurford 577 0.4 New
Majority 50,828 38.6 +1.8
Turnout 131,573 27.5 –6.2
Labour hold Swing

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