Lancashire Central (European Parliament constituency)


Lancashire Central (European Parliament constituency)

Infobox European Parliament constituency
name = Infobox Lancashire Central (European Parliament constituency)
title = Lancashire Central




mapcaption = European Parliament logo
created = 1979
dissolved = 1999
meps = 1
memberstate = United Kingdom
sources = [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/] |

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, Lancashire Central was a single-member constituency formed from the grouping of numerous neighbouring UK Parliament constituencies.

Boundaries

*1979-1984: Blackpool North, Blackpool South, Chorley, Fylde South, Preston North, Preston South, Westhoughton, Wigan
*1984-1994: Blackpool North, Blackpool South, Chorley, Fylde, Preston, Ribble Valley, South Ribble, West Lancashire
*1994-1999: Blackpool North, Blackpool South, Burnley, Fylde, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Wyre

Members of the European Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=European Parliament election, 1979: Lancashire Central
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Welsh
votes = 91,355
percentage = 51.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = I J Taylor
votes = 63,709
percentage = 37.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = A D Sanders
votes = 13,821
percentage = 8.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 27,646
percentage = 16.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 31.6
change =

Election box begin
title=European Parliament election, 1984: Lancashire Central
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Welsh
votes = 82,370
percentage = 50.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = H M Jones
votes = 56,175
percentage = 34.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = M Gallagher
votes = 24,936
percentage = 15.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 26,195
percentage = 16.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 31.2
change =

Election box begin
title=European Parliament election, 1989: Lancashire Central
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Welsh
votes = 81,125
percentage = 42.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = G Smith
votes = 75,437
percentage = 39.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = H Ingham
votes = 28,777
percentage = 14.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social and Liberal Democrats
candidate = J Ross-Mills
votes = 7,378
percentage = 3.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 5,688
percentage = 2.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 35.8
change =

Election box begin
title=European Parliament election, 1994: Lancashire Central
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Hendrick
votes = 73,420
percentage = 43.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Welsh
votes = 61,229
percentage = 36.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = J Ross-Mills
votes = 20,578
percentage = 12.3
change =
Election box candidate
party = Independent British Home Rule
candidate = D Hill
votes = 6,751
percentage = 4.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = C Maile
votes = 4,169
percentage = 2.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = J Aycliffe
votes = 1,127
percentage = 0.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 12,191
percentage = 7.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 33.2
change =

External links

* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/ David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results]


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