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North East Scotland (European Parliament constituency)

North East Scotland
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 North East Scotland was one of them.

When it was created in Scotland in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Aberdeen North, Aberdeen South, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Dundee East, Dundee West,[1] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.

Members of the European Parliament

Elected Member Party
1979 James Provan Conservative
1989 Henry McCubbin Labour
1994 Allan Macartney SNP
1998 (b) Ian Hudghton SNP

Election results

1998 By-election: North East Scotland[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Ian Hudghton 57,445 48.0 +5.2
Conservative Struan Stevenson 23,744 19.9 +1.3
Labour K. Walker-Shaw 22,086 18.5 –9.9
Liberal Democrat Keith Raffan 11,753 9.8 +1.5
Scottish Socialist H. Duke 2,510 2.1 N/A
Scottish Green Robin Harper 2,067 1.7 +0.5
Majority 33,701 28.1 +13.7
Turnout 119,605 20.5 –17.2
SNP hold Swing +7.6
European elections 1994: North East Scotland[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Allan Macartney 92,892 42.8 +13.4
Labour Henry McCubbin 61,665 28.4 –2.2
Conservative R.O. Harris 40,372 18.6 –8.1
Liberal Democrat S.A. Horner 18,008 8.3 +2.3
Scottish Green K.D. Farnsworth 2,559 1.2 –6.1
Communist M.M. Ward 689 0.3 N/A
Independent L.R. Mair 584 0.2 N/A
Natural Law D.J. Paterson 371 0.2 N/A
Majority 31,227 14.4 +13.2
Turnout 217,140 37.7 –0.7
SNP gain from Labour Swing +7.7
European elections 1989: North East Scotland[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry McCubbin 65,348 30.6 +2.2
SNP Allan Macartney 62,735 29.4 +8.2
Conservative James Provan 56,835 26.7 –7.5
Green E.M. Hill 15,584 7.3 N/A
Social and Liberal Democrats S.A. Horner 12,704 6.0 -10.2
Majority 2,613 1.2 –4.6
Turnout 213,206 38.4 +9.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.9
European elections 1984: North East Scotland[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Provan 53,809 34.2 +1.2
Labour Frank Doran 44,648 28.4 +4.2
SNP D. Hood 33,448 21.2 +2.9
Social Democratic I.G. Phillip 25,490 16.2 N/A
Majority 9,161 5.8 –2.7
Turnout 157,395 28.7 –4.0
Conservative hold Swing –1.5
European elections 1979: North East Scotland[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Provan 51,930 33.0 N/A
Liberal Lord Mackie of Benshie 38,516 24.5 N/A
Labour D.E. Clyne 38,139 24.2 N/A
SNP Colin Bell 28,886 18.3 N/A
Majority 13,414 8.5 N/A
Turnout 157,471 32.7 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)


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External links

  • David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results
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