London South Inner (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. The constituency of London South Inner was one of them.

London South Inner
European Parliament constituency
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Member stateUnited Kingdom
Created1979
Dissolved1999
MEPs1
Sources
[1]

BoundariesEdit

1979-1984: Bermondsey; Dulwich; Greenwich; Lewisham Deptford; Lewisham East; Lewisham West; Norwood; Peckham; Streatham.

1984-1994: Dulwich; Lewisham Deptford; Lewisham East; Lewisham West; Norwood; Peckham; Southwark and Bermondsey; Streatham; Vauxhall.

1994-1999: Dulwich; Greenwich; Lewisham Deptford; Lewisham East; Lewisham West; Norwood; Peckham; Southwark and Bermondsey; Vauxhall.

Members of the European ParliamentEdit

Elected Members[1] Party
1979 Richard Balfe Labour Co-operative
1984
1989
1994
1999 Constituency abolished: see London

ResultsEdit

European Parliament election, 1979: London South Inner[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Balfe 67,830 48.8
Conservative J. V. Butterfill 60,652 43.6
Liberal R. H. Insoll 10,509 7.6
Majority 7,178 5.2
Turnout 138,991 27.3
Labour win (new seat)
European Parliament election, 1984: London South Inner[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Balfe 77,661 50.9 +2.1
Conservative Mrs. D. Miller 46,180 30.3 -13.3
SDP J. Daly 25,391 16.6 +9.0
Ecology Mrs. J. Owens 3,281 2.2 New
Majority 31,481 20.6
Turnout 152,513 28.7
Labour hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1989: London South Inner[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Balfe 90,378 52.0 +1.1
Conservative R. J. P. Wheatley 45,360 26.1 -4.2
Green Miss P. A. Shepherd 26,230 15.1 +12.9[a]
SLD M. J. Pindar 10,277 5.9 -10.7
Communist P. N. Power 1,277 0.7 New
Communist League Mrs. D. Weppler 323 0.2 New
Majority 45,018 25.9 +5.4
Turnout 173,845 32.9 +4.2
Labour hold Swing
  1. ^ Compared with Ecology Party
European Parliament election, 1994: London South Inner[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Balfe 85,079 61.0 +9.0
Conservative Andrew Boff 25,859 18.6 -7.5
Liberal Democrats A.P. Graves 20,708 14.9 +9.0
Green W.S.B. Collins 6,570 4.7 -10.4[a]
Natural Law M.C. Leighton 1,179 0.8 New
Majority 59,220 42.4 +16.5
Turnout 139,395 27.3 -5.6
Labour hold Swing
  1. ^ Compared with Green Party (UK)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Boothroyd, David (16 February 2003). "United Kingdom European Parliamentary Election results 1979-99: London". Election Demon. Archived from the original on 16 February 2003. Retrieved 22 February 2022.

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