Tyne South and Wear (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.

Tyne South and Wear
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom

The constituency of Tyne South and Wear was one of them.

When it was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Blaydon, Gateshead East, Gateshead West, Jarrow, South Shields, Sunderland North, Sunderland South, Tynemouth.[1]

Member of the European Parliament

Elected Name Party
1979 Joyce Quin Labour


European Parliament election, 1979: Tyne South and Wear[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Quin 73,936 49.2
Conservative J. Landau 67,475 44.9
Liberal P. Freitag 8,958 5.9
Majority 6,461 4.3
Turnout 150,369 29.8
Labour win (new seat)