Cornwall and West Plymouth (European Parliament constituency) facts for kids
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Cornwall and West Plymouth was a European Parliament constituency covering Cornwall and Plymouth in England. With Somerset and North Devon, it was one of the first two seats to elect a Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament.
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 seat consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies (on their 1983 boundaries) of Falmouth and Camborne, North Cornwall, Plymouth Devonport, Plymouth Drake, St Ives, South East Cornwall and Truro.
Cornwall and West Plymouth was created in 1994 to replace most of Cornwall and Plymouth. It became part of the much larger South West England constituency in 1999.
Members of the European Parliament
|1994||Robin Teverson||Liberal Democrat|
|European Parliament election, 1994: Cornwall and West Plymouth|
|Liberal Democrats||Robin Teverson||91,113||41.9||N/A|
|UKIP||P. E. Garnier||6,466||3.0||N/A|
|Green||K. L. Westbrook||4,372||2.0||N/A|
|Mebyon Kernow||Loveday Jenkin||3,315||1.5||N/A|
|Natural Law||Francis Lyons||921||0.4||N/A|
|Subsidiarity||M. G. Fitzgerald||606||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat win (new seat)|
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