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Glasgow (European Parliament constituency)


Glasgow (European Parliament constituency)

European Parliament constituency
Member state United Kingdom
Created 1979
Dissolved 1999
MEPs 1

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 Glasgow was one of them.

When it was created in Scotland in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Craigton, Glasgow Garscadden, Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Hillhead, Glasgow Kelvingrove, Glasgow Maryhill, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Queen's Park, Glasgow Shettleston, Glasgow Springburn,[1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.

Members of the European Parliament

Elected Member Party
1979 Janey Buchan Labour
1994 Bill Miller Labour

Election results

European elections 1994: Glasgow[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Miller 83,953 52.6 –2.8
SNP A. Brophy 40,795 25.6 +0.7
Scottish Militant Labour Tommy Sheridan 12,113 7.6 N/A
Conservative R.M. Wilkinson 10,888 6.8 –3.9
Liberal Democrat J. Money 7,291 4.6 +2.6
Scottish Green P.J. O'Brien 2,252 1.4 –4.9
Socialist (GB) J. Fleming 1,195 0.7 N/A
Natural Law M.R. Wilkinson 868 0.5 N/A
International Communist C. H. Marsden 381 0.2 +0.1
Majority 43,158 27.0 –3.5
Turnout 159,736 34.5 –5.4
Labour hold Swing –1.8
European elections 1989: Glasgow[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janey Buchan 107,818 55.4 –3.8
SNP A. Brophy 48,586 24.9 +14.2
Conservative A.K. Bates 20,761 10.7 –5.8
Green D. L. Spaven 12,229 6.3 N/A
Social and Liberal Democrats J. Morrison 3,887 2.0 N/A
Communist D. Chalmers 1,164 0.6 N/A
International Communist J. Simons 193 0.1 N/A
Majority 59,232 30.5 –2.2
Turnout 194,638 39.9 +10.3
Labour hold Swing –9.0
European elections 1984: Glasgow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janey Buchan 91,015 59.2 +10.2
Conservative S.C. Chadd 25,282 16.5 –10.8
Liberal C.M. Mason 20,867 13.6 +6.3
SNP N.M.T.M. MacLeod 16,456 10.7 –5.7
Majority 65,733 32.7 +11.0
Turnout 153,620 29.6 +1.4
Labour hold Swing +10.5
European elections 1979: Glasgow[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janey Buchan 73,846 49.0
Conservative B. Vaughan 41,144 27.3
SNP George Leslie 24,776 16.4
Liberal Elspeth Attwooll 11,073 7.3
Majority 32,702 21.7
Turnout 150,704 28.2
Labour win (new seat)


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External links

  • David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results

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