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Yorkshire South West (European Parliament constituency)

Yorkshire South West was a European Parliament constituency covering the southern parts West Yorkshire in England and, at times, part of South Yorkshire.

Yorkshire South West
European Parliament constituency
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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 constituency of Yorkshire South West was one of them.

The area is now included in the Yorkshire and the Humber European Parliament Constituency, which was represented by seven members in 1999–2004 and six from 2004 onwards.

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BoundariesEdit

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 ParliamentEdit

Elected Name Party
1979 Tom Megahy Labour

ResultsEdit

European Parliament election, 1979: Yorkshire South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Megahy 75,473 51.9 N/A
Conservative J. F. Chambers 52,157 35.8 N/A
Liberal P. Waudby 17,850 12.3 N/A
Majority 23,316 16.1 N/A
Turnout 29.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
European Parliament election, 1984: Yorkshire South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Megahy 88,464 55.4 +3.5
Conservative A. J. A. Lodge 44,291 27.7 -8.1
Liberal J. F. Crossley 29,964 16.9 +4.6
Majority 44,173 27.7 +11.6
Turnout 30.8 +1.8
Labour hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1989: Yorkshire South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Megahy 108,444 58.0 +2.6
Conservative G. T. A. W. Horton 42,543 22.8 -4.9
Green S. Leyland 25,677 13.7 N/A
Social and Liberal Democrats David Ridgway 10,352 5.5 -11.4
Majority 65,901 35.2 +7.5
Turnout 35.7 +4.9
Labour hold Swing
European Parliament election, 1994: Yorkshire South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Megahy 94,025 59.2 +1.2
Conservative C. M. J. M. A. Adamson 34,463 21.7 -1.1
Liberal Democrat David Ridgway 21,595 13.6 +8.1
Green Andy Cooper 7,163 4.5 -9.2
Natural Law G. S. Mead 1,674 1.0 N/A
Majority 59,562 37.5 +2.5
Turnout 29.0 -6.7
Labour hold Swing

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