- Cumbria (European Parliament constituency)
European Parliament constituency
European Parliament logo Created 1979 Dissolved 1984 MEP(s) 1 Member State United Kingdom Source(s) 
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.
Created for the 1979 European Parliament elections in 1979, Cumbria was a single-member constituency formed from the grouping of numerous neighbouring UK Parliament constituencies.
The constituency saw only one election under the chosen boundaries, with the county of Cumbria and electors in Westminster constituencies as far south as the Fylde coast electing its MEP as one constituency in 1979 only. In subsequent elections, the constituency became the expanded Cumbria and Lancashire North.
Members of the European Parliament
Election Member Party 1979 Mrs M Kellett-Bowman Conservative
European Parliament election, 1979: Cumbria Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative M Kellett-Bowman 104,471 56.4 Labour H Little 62,485 33.7 Liberal E M Graham 16,631 9.0 Independent E Burrows 1,596 0.9 Majority 41,986 22.7 Turnout 34.9 This article about the European Union is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.