Upper Thames (European Parliament constituency)


Upper Thames was a United Kingdom European Parliament constituency, electing one member under the first-past-the-post system. It came into being for the European Parliament election of 1979 and ceased to exist in 1984, due to boundary reorganization.

Upper Thames
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1984
MEPs1
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Upper Thames consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies (on their 1974 boundaries) of Abingdon, Devizes, Henley, Newbury, Swindon, Reading North, and Reading South. Its only Member of the European Parliament was Robert Jackson.[1]

Members of the European Parliament


Elected Name Party
1979 Robert Jackson Conservative

Election results


European Parliament election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Jackson 103,488 59.4
Labour P.H. Gray 39,900 22.9
Liberal Jack Ainslie 30,907 17.2
Majority 63,588 36.5
Turnout 174,295
Conservative win (new seat)

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