Dorset and East Devon (European Parliament constituency)

Dorset and East Devon
European Parliament constituency
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Created 1994
Dissolved 1999
MEP(s) 1
Member State United Kingdom
Source(s) [1]

Dorset and East Devon was a European Parliament constituency covering all of Dorset in England, with the exception of Christchurch, plus parts of eastern Devon.

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 consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Bournemouth East, Bournemouth West, Honiton, North Dorset, Poole, South Dorset and West Dorset.[1]

The constituency replaced parts of Devon, Somerset and West Dorset and Dorset East and Hampshire West. It became part of the much larger South West England constituency in 1999.


Members of the European Parliament

Elected Name Party
1994 Bryan Cassidy Conservative


European Parliament election, 1994: Dorset and East Devon[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bryan Cassidy 81,551 36.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat P. Goldenberg 79,287 35.4 N/A
Labour Antony Gardner 39,856 17.8 N/A
UKIP M. R. Floyd 10,548 4.7 N/A
Green Krystyna Bradbury 8,642 3.8 N/A
Independent Conservative I. Mortimer 3,229 1.4 N/A
Natural Law Mark Griffiths 1,048 0.5 N/A
Majority 2,264 1.0 N/A
Turnout 42.1 N/A
New creation: Conservative gain. Swing N/A


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