Yorkshire South (European Parliament constituency)


Yorkshire South (European Parliament constituency)

Infobox European Parliament constituency
name = Infobox Yorkshire South (European Parliament constituency)
title = Yorkshire South




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

Yorkshire South was a European Parliament constituency covering most of South 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.

When the constituency was created in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Barnsley, Dearne Valley, Doncaster, Don Valley, Penistone, Rotherham and Rother Valley. In 1984, Barnsley, Dearne Valley, Doncaster and Penistone were replaced by Barnsley Central, Barnsley East, Doncaster Central, Doncaster North and Wentworth, and the boundaries of the other constituencies changed. Boundary changes again occurred in 1994. [cite web |url=http://www.election.demon.co.uk/epbound.html |title=European Parliamentary Boundaries, David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results |accessdate=2008-04-27]

The area is now included in the Yorkshire and the Humber European Parliament Constituency, which was represented by seven members in 1999-2004 and six from 2004 onwards.

Members of the European Parliament

Results

Election box begin
title=European Parliament election, 1979: Yorkshire South [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/epe2.html United Kingdom European Parliamentary Election results 1979-99: England: Part 2] ]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Brian Key
votes = 83,490
percentage = 58.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = M. N. F. Robinson
votes = 46,656
percentage = 32.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = W. P. Capstick
votes = 13,025
percentage = 9.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 36,834
percentage = 25.7
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 27.0
change = "N/A"

- style="background-color:#F6F6F6"! style="background-color: Labour Party (UK)/meta/color"
colspan="2" | New creation: Labour Party (UK)/meta/shortname gain.
align="right" | Swing
align="right" | "N/A"

Election box begin
title=European Parliament election, 1984: Yorkshire South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Norman West
votes = 98,020
percentage = 66.4
change = + 8.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R. P. N. Pockley
votes = 30,271
percentage = 20.5
change = - 12.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = D. Eden
votes = 19,306
percentage = 13.1
change = + 4.0
Election box majority
votes = 67,749
percentage = 45.9
change = + 20.2
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 28.6
change = + 1.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=European Parliament election, 1989: Yorkshire South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Norman West
votes = 121,060
percentage = 69.4
change = + 3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Clappison
votes = 29,276
percentage = 16.8
change = - 3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party (UK)
candidate = A. J. Grace
votes = 19,063
percentage = 10.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social and Liberal Democrats
candidate = B. J. Boulton
votes = 5,039
percentage = 2.9
change = - 10.2
Election box majority
votes = 91,784
percentage = 52.6
change = + 6.7
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 33.5
change = + 4.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=European Parliament election, 1994: Yorkshire South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Norman West
votes = 109,004
percentage = 72.7
change = + 3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J. L. Howard
votes = 20,695
percentage = 13.0
change = - 3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = C. Roderick
votes = 11,798
percentage = 7.9
change = + 5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = P. Davies
votes = 3,948
percentage = 2.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party (UK)
candidate = J. H. Waters
votes = 3,775
percentage = 2.5
change = - 8.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = N. J. Broome
votes = 681
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 88,309
percentage = 58.9
change = + 6.3
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 28.6
change = - 4.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=Yorkshire South by-election, 1998
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Linda McAvan
votes = 62,275
percentage = 52.2
change = - 20.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = D. P. Wallis
votes = 22,051
percentage = 18.5
change = + 10.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R. Goodwill
votes = 21,085
percentage = 17.7
change = + 4.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = P. Davies
votes = 13,830
percentage = 11.6
change = + 9.0
Election box majority
votes = 40,224
percentage = 33.7
change = - 25.2
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 23.4
change = - 5.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

References

External links

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


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