Yorkshire North (European Parliament constituency)


Yorkshire North was a European Parliament constituency covering much of North Yorkshire and part of Humberside in England.

Yorkshire North
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1984
MEPs1
Sources
United Kingdom Election Results

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.

The constituency consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Barkston Ash, Goole, Harrogate, Ripon, Skipton, Thirsk and Malton, York.[1] In 1984, most of the seat became part of the new York constituency, with small parts going to Humberside and Yorkshire South.

Members of the European Parliament


Elected Name Party
1979 Neil Balfour Conservative

Results


European Parliament election, 1979: Yorkshire North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Balfour 98,464 59.1
Labour Fred Singleton 41,408 24.8
Liberal Claire Brooks 26,812 16.1
Majority 57,056 34.3
Turnout 166,684 34.5
Conservative win (new seat)

References