Yorkshire South (European Parliament constituency)


Yorkshire South was a European Parliament constituency covering most of South Yorkshire in England.

Yorkshire South
European Parliament constituency
Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1999
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 area was later included in the Yorkshire and the Humber European Parliament Constituency, which was represented by seven members in 1999–2004 and six from 2004 onwards.

Boundaries


1979–1984: Barnsley; Dearne Valley; Doncaster; Don Valley; Penistone; Rotherham; Rother Valley.

1984–1999: Barnsley Central; Barnsley East; Doncaster Central; Doncaster North; Don Valley; Rotherham; Rother Valley; Wentworth.

Members of the European Parliament


Elected Name Party Notes
1979 Brian Key Labour
1984 Norman West Labour Resigned March 1998
1998 by-election Linda McAvan Labour

Results


European Parliament election, 1979: Yorkshire South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Key 83,490 58.3
Conservative M. N. F. Robinson 46,656 32.6
Liberal W. P. Capstick 13,025 9.1
Majority 36,834 25.7
Turnout 143,171 27.0
Labour win (new seat)
European Parliament election, 1984: Yorkshire South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman West 98,020 66.4 +8.1
Conservative R. P. N. Pockley 30,271 20.5 –12.1
SDP D. Eden 19,306 13.1 +4.0
Majority 67,749 45.9 +20.2
Turnout 147,597 28.6 +1.6
Labour hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1989: Yorkshire South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman West 121,060 69.4 +3.0
Conservative James Clappison 29,276 16.8 –3.7
Green A. J. Grace 19,063 10.9 New
SLD B. J. Boulton 5,039 2.9 –10.2
Majority 91,784 52.6 +6.7
Turnout 174,438 33.5 +4.9
Labour hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1994: Yorkshire South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman West 109,004 72.7 +3.3
Conservative J. L. Howard 20,695 13.0 –3.8
Liberal Democrats C. Roderick 11,798 7.9 +5.0
UKIP Peter Davies 3,948 2.6 New
Green J. H. Waters 3,775 2.5 –8.4
Natural Law N. J. Broome 681 0.5 New
Majority 88,309 58.9 +6.3
Turnout 149,901 28.6 –4.9
Labour hold Swing
Yorkshire South by-election, 1998[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda McAvan 62,275 52.2 –20.5
Liberal Democrats Diana Wallis 22,051 18.5 +10.6
Conservative Robert Goodwill 21,085 17.7 +4.7
UKIP Peter Davies 13,830 11.6 +9.0
Majority 40,224 33.7 –25.2
Turnout 119,241 23.4 –5.2
Labour hold Swing

References