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Cornwall and West Plymouth
European Parliament constituency
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Member state United Kingdom
Created 1994
Dissolved 1999
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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

Elected Name Party
1994 Robin Teverson Liberal Democrat


European Parliament election, 1994: Cornwall and West Plymouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robin Teverson 91,113 41.9 N/A
Conservative Christopher Beazley 61,615 28.3 N/A
Labour Dorothy Kirk 42,907 19.7 N/A
UKIP P. E. Garnier 6,466 3.0 N/A
Liberal Paul Holmes 6,414 2.9 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
Majority 29,498 13.6 N/A
Turnout 44.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
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