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Mid Scotland and Fife (European Parliament constituency)

Mid Scotland and Fife
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 Mid Scotland and Fife was one of them.

When it was created in Scotland in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire, Dunfermline, Fife Central, Fife East, Kinross and West Perthshire, Kirkcaldy, Perth and East Perthshire, Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth, Stirlingshire West,[1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.

Members of the European Parliament

Elected Member Party
1979 John Purvis Conservative
1984 Alex Falconer Labour

Election results

European elections 1994: Mid Scotland and Fife[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Falconer 95,667 45.8 –0.3
SNP Dick Douglas 64,254 30.8 +8.2
Conservative P.W.B. Page 28,192 13.5 –7.4
Liberal Democrat H.S. Lyall 17,192 8.2 +4.2
Scottish Green M.J. Johnston 3,015 1.4 -5.0
Natural Law T.J. Pringle 532 0.3 N/A
Majority 31,413 15.0 –8.5
Turnout 208,852 38.2 –3.3
Labour hold Swing –4.3
European elections 1989: Mid Scotland and Fife[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Falconer 102,246 46.1 +3.5
SNP Kenny MacAskill 50,089 22.6 +6.3
Conservative A.F. Christie 46,505 20.9 –7.3
Green G.C. Morton 14,165 6.4 N/A
Social and Liberal Democrats M. Black 8,857 4.0 N/A
Majority 52,157 23.5 +9.1
Turnout 221,862 41.5 +6.0
Labour hold Swing –1.4
European elections 1984: Mid Scotland and Fife[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Falconer 80,038 42.6 +11.4
Conservative John Purvis 52,872 28.2 –6.9
SNP Janette Jones 30,511 16.3 –7.8
Social Democratic A.A.I. Wedderburn 24,220 12.9 N/A
Majority 27,166 14.4 +10.5
Turnout 187,641 35.5 +0.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.2
European elections 1979: Mid Scotland and Fife[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Purvis 66,255 35.1
Labour M. Panko 58,768 31.2
SNP Robert McIntyre 45,426 24.1
Liberal J.M. Calder 18,112 9.6
Majority 7,487 3.9
Turnout 188,561 35.0
Conservative win (new seat)


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External links

  • David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results
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