North Yorkshire (European Parliament constituency)

North Yorkshire (European Parliament constituency)
North Yorkshire
European Parliament constituency
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Created 1994
Dissolved 1999
MEP(s) 1
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1]

North Yorkshire was a European Parliament constituency covering much of the county of North Yorkshire in England.

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 was created in 1994, incorporating most of the former York constituency and part of Cleveland and Yorkshire North. It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Harrogate, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, Skipton and Ripon and York.[1]

The seat became part of the much larger Yorkshire and the Humber constituency in 1999.


Members of the European Parliament

Elected Name Party
1994 Edward Macmillan-Scott Conservative


European Parliament election, 1994: North Yorkshire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Macmillan-Scott 70,036 38.0 N/A
Labour Bernard Regan 62,964 34.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Michael Pitts 43,171 23.5 N/A
Green Dick Richardson 7,036 3.8 N/A
Natural Law Stuart Withers 891 0.5 N/A
Majority 7,072 3.8 N/A
Turnout 38.7 N/A
New creation: Conservative gain. Swing N/A


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