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European Parliamentary Election results since 1979


This page has the European Parliamentary election results for the Leicester area. Elections for the European Parliament have happened every 5 years since the first such elections were held in 1979.

At the moment students in Leicester mostly live in the Leicester European Parliamentary Constituency. This includes the city of Leicester of most of the surrounding area except Blaby which is part of the Northamptonshire European Constituency.

The Changing Boundaries of European Constituencies

The Leicester European constituency has included the whole of the city of Leicester since the first European Parliament elections in 1979. However it was only in the 1994 European elections that the Harborough UK Parliamentary Constituency, which covers Oadby, was included in the Leicester European constituency. Up to 1994, Harborough was part of the Northamptonshire European constituency.


Key to abbreviations

Lab        Labour Party
L Dem      Liberal Democrat 
SLD        Social and Liberal Democrat (first name of Liberal Democrats
           after the 1988 Liberal/SDP merger)
SDP        Social Democrat Party (pre-1988 merger with the Liberal Party)
L          Liberal Party (pre-1988 merger with the SDP)
EP         Ecology Party
GP         Green Party (formerly the Ecology Party)
NLP        Natural Law Party

Leicester European Constituency


Election Electors T'out Candidate                 Party      Votes   %

1979     512,809  32.5  F.A. Tuckman         	  C       91,675  55.1
                        Rev. K.F. Middleton       Lab     57,811  34.7
                        G.G Watson                L       17,027* 10.2
                                                    maj.  33,864  20.4
                                                              
                                                               CON WIN

1984     564,350  31.0 *F.A. Tuckman              C       72,508  41.4
                        P.A. Soulsby              Lab     69,616  39.8
                        D.N. Simmonds             SDP     29,656  16.9
                        A.G. Barrett              Ind      3,249   1.9
                                                    maj.   2,892   1.6
      
                                                              CON HOLD

1989     579,119  36.8  Ms. I.M. Read             Lab     90,798  42.6
                       *F.A. Tuckman              C       75,476  35.4
                        C.J. Davies               GP      33,081  15.5
                        A.G. Barnett              Ind C    6,996*  3.3
                        Ms. P.A. Saunders         SLD      6,791*  3.2
                                                    maj.  20,284  10.5
      
                                                     LAB GAIN FROM CON
1994     515,343  37.6  Ms. S. Waddington         Lab     87,048  44.9
                        A. Marshall               C       66,764  34.4
                        M.D. Jones                L Dem   28,890  14.9
                        G. Forse                  GP       8,941*  4.6
                        Ms. P.A. Saunders         NLP      2,283*  1.2
                                                    maj.  20,284  10.5
      
                                                              LAB HOLD

Northamptonshire European Constituency

Election Electors T'out Candidate                 Party      Votes   %

1979     529,239  32.8  A.M.H. Simpson            C      103,638  59.6
                        A. Gordon                 Lab     47,029  27.1
                        S.B. Crooks               L       23,134* 13.3
                                                    maj.  56,609  32.5
      
                                                               CON WIN

1984     547,188  32.6 *A.M.H. Simpson            C       88,668  49.7
                        J. Dickie                 Lab     48,809  27.4
                        Mrs. C.M. Goodhart        SDP     37,421  21.0
                        Mrs. A. Bryant            Ind      3,330   1.9
                                                    maj.  39,859  22.3
      
                                                              CON HOLD

1989     587,802  35.3 *A.M.H. Simpson            C       86,695  41.8
                        M.A. Coyne                Lab     66,248  31.9
                        Ms A.T. Bryant            GP      43,071  20.7
                        R.W. Church               SLD     11,619*  5.6
                                                    maj.  20,447  10.5
      
                                                              CON HOLD
Boundary changes in 1994 meant that Oadby and Wigston became part of the Leicester European Constituency
Information Supplier: Ian Ridley
Last Updated: Sept 1998