Yorkshire South West (European Parliament constituency)
|Yorkshire South West|
|European Parliament constituency|
|Member state||United Kingdom|
|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 of Yorkshire South West was one of them.
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.
1979–1984: Colne Valley; Dewsbury; Hemsworth; Huddersfield East; Huddersfield West; Normanton; Pontefract and Castleford; Wakefield.
1984–1994: Barnsley West and Penistone; Colne Valley; Dewsbury; Hemsworth; Huddersfield; Normanton; Pontefract and Castleford; Wakefield.
1994–1999: Batley and Spen; Colne Valley; Dewsbury; Hemsworth; Huddersfield; Normanton; Pontefract and Castleford; Wakefield.
Members of the European Parliament
|Conservative||J. F. Chambers||52,157||35.8|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Conservative||A. J. A. Lodge||44,291||27.7||-8.1|
|Liberal||J. F. Crossley||29,964||16.9||+4.6|
|Conservative||G. T. A. W. Horton||42,543||22.8||-4.9|
|Conservative||C. M. J. M. A. Adamson||34,463||21.7||-1.1|
|Liberal Democrats||David Ridgway||21,595||13.6||+8.1|
|Natural Law||G. S. Mead||1,674||1.0||New|