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United Kingdom European Parliament election, 1984
"United Kingdom
← "1979 14 June 1984 "1989 →

81 seats to the "European Parliament
Turnout 33%
  First party Second party
  ""Margaret Thatcher (1983).jpg ""Neil Kinnock (1989).jpg
Leader "Margaret Thatcher "Neil Kinnock
Party "Conservative "Labour
Alliance "EPP "PES
Leader since "11 February 1975 "2 October 1983
Last election 60 seats, 48.4% 17 seats, 31.6%
Seats won 45 32
Seat change Decrease15 Increase15
Popular vote 5,426,866 4,865,224
Percentage 38.8% 34.8%
Swing Decrease9.6% Increase3.1%

""European Parliament election, 1984 (United Kingdom).svg
Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.

Leader of Largest Party before election

"Margaret Thatcher
"Conservative

Subsequent Leader of Largest Party

"Margaret Thatcher
"Conservative

The European Parliament Election, 1984 was the second European election to be held in the "United Kingdom. It was held on 14 June. The "electoral system was "First Past the Post in "England, "Scotland and "Wales and "Single Transferable Vote in "Northern Ireland. The turnout was again the lowest in Europe. In England, Scotland and Wales, the "Liberal Party and "Social Democratic Party were in alliance, collecting 2,591,635 votes but not a single seat.

The election represented a small recovery for "Labour, under "Michael Foot's replacement "Neil Kinnock, taking 15 seats from the "Conservatives. In the "general election of 1983, they had only had a vote share of 2% more than the "SDP–Liberal Alliance (although they had nearly 10 times more MP's elected) and 15% less than the Conservatives.

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Results (UK-wide)[edit]

Source: UK Parliament briefing

Party Votes won  % of vote Loss/Gain Seats  % of seats Loss/Gain
"Conservative 5,426,866 38.8 -9.6 45 55.6 -15
"Labour 4,865,224 34.8 +3.1 32 39.5 +15
"SDP–Liberal Alliance 2,591,659 18.5 +5.9 0
"SNP 230,594 1.6 -0.2 1 1.2 ±0
"DUP 230,251 1.6 +0.4 1 1.2 ±0
"SDLP 151,399 1.1 ±0.0 1 1.2 ±0
"UUP 147,169 1.1 +0.1 1 1.2 ±0
"Plaid Cymru 103,031 0.8 +0.1 0
"Sinn Féin 91,476 0.7 New 0
"Ecology 73,025 0.5 +0.4 0
"Alliance 34,046 0.2 ±0.0 0
"Ulster Popular Unionist 20,092 0.1 New 0
"Independent 11,073 0.1 -0.1 0
"Workers' Party 8,712 0.1 ±0.0 0
Independent Ecology 3,330 0.0 New 0
Independent Conservative 3,249 0.0 ±0 0
Independent Liberal 2,981 0.0 New 0
"Wessex Regionalist 2,365 0.0 New 0
"Cornish Nationalist 1,892 0.0 New 0
Federal Republican Party 1,494 0.0 New 0

Results breakdown[edit]

England, Scotland and Wales[edit]

Source: UK Parliament briefing

Party Votes won  % of vote Loss/Gain Seats  % of seats Loss/Gain
"Conservative 5,426,866 40.8 -9.8 45 57.7 -15
"Labour 4,865,224 36.5 +3.5 32 41.0 +15
"SDP–Liberal Alliance 2,591,659 19.5 +6.3 0
"SNP 230,594 1.7 -0.2 1 1.3 ±0
"Plaid Cymru 103,031 0.8 +0.1 0
"Ecology 70,853 0.5 +0.4 0
"Independent 11,073 0.1 -0.1 0
Independent Ecology 3,330 0.0 New 0
Independent Conservative 3,249 0.0 ±0 0
Independent Liberal 2,981 0.0 New 0
"Wessex Regionalist 2,365 0.0 New 0
"Cornish Nationalist 1,892 0.0 New 0
Federal Republican Party 1,494 0.0 New 0

Total votes cast - 13,312,898. All parties listed.

Northern Ireland[edit]

Source: Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive

European Parliament election, 1984: Northern Ireland[1]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
"DUP "Ian Paisley 33.6 230,251      
"UUP "John Taylor 21.5 147,169 185,714    
"SDLP "John Hume 22.1 151,399 151,664 156,310 183,256
"Sinn Féin "Danny Morrison 13.3 91,476 91,525 92,644 93,079
"Alliance "David Cook 5.0 34,046 34,892 37,401  
"Ulster Popular Unionist "James Kilfedder 2.9 20,092 38,293 38,854  
"Workers' Party "Seamus Lynch 1.3 8,712 8,813    
"Ecology Colin McGuigan 0.3 2,172 2,236    
Electorate: 1,065,363   Valid: 685,317   Spoilt: 11,654   Quota: 171,330   Turnout: 696,994

Constituency Results[edit]

Source: UK-Elect

Constituency Constituency result by party Winning party 1984
Con Lab Lib/All SDP/All PC SNP Others
"Bedfordshire South 72,088 57,106 36,444 "Conservative
"Birmingham East 54,994 76,377 21,927 1,440 "Labour
"Birmingham West 55,702 61,946 19,422 "Labour
"Bristol 94,652 77,008 33,698 "Conservative
"Cambridge and Bedfordshire North 86,117 38,901 36,341 "Conservative
"Cheshire East 71,182 52,806 31,374 "Conservative
"Cheshire West "Conservative
"Cleveland and Yorkshire North "Conservative
"Cornwall and Plymouth "Conservative
"Cotswolds "Conservative
"Cumbria and Lancashire North "Conservative
"Derbyshire "Labour
"Devon "Conservative
"Dorset East and Hampshire West "Conservative
"Durham "Labour
"Essex North East "Conservative
"Essex South West "Conservative
"Glasgow 25,282 91,015 20,867 16,456 "Labour
"Greater Manchester Central "Labour
"Greater Manchester East "Labour
"Greater Manchester West "Labour
"Hampshire Central "Conservative
"Hereford and Worcester "Conservative
"Hertfordshire "Conservative
"Highlands and Islands 18,847 16,644 33,133 49,410 "SNP
"Humberside "Conservative
"Kent East "Conservative
"Kent West "Conservative
"Lancashire Central "Conservative
"Lancashire East "Labour
"Leeds "Labour
"Leicester "Conservative
"Lincolnshire "Conservative
"London Central 64,545 77,842 30,269 7,514 "Labour
"London East 61,711 73,870 26,379 "Labour
"London North 74,846 69,993 31,344 4,682 "Conservative
"London North East 27,242 79,907 17,344 4,797 "Labour
"London North West 69,803 62,381 29,609 "Conservative
"London South and Surrey East 82,122 37,465 34,522 "Conservative
"London South East 81,508 61,493 38,614 989 "Conservative
"London South Inner 46,180 77,661 25,391 3,281 "Labour
"London South West 41,096 32,632 23,842 2,135 "Conservative
"London West 74,325 79,554 36,687 4,361 "Labour
"Lothians 49,065 74,989 36,636 22,331 2,560 "Labour
"Merseyside East "Labour
"Merseyside West "Labour
"Mid and West Wales 52,910 89,362 35,168 32,880 4,266 "Labour
"Mid Scotland and Fife 52,872 80,038 24,220 30,511 "Labour
"Midlands East "Conservative
"Midlands West "Conservative
"Norfolk "Conservative
"North East Scotland 53,809 44,648 25,490 33,448 "Conservative
"North Wales 69,139 54,768 56,861 38,117 "Conservative
"Northamptonshire "Conservative
"Northumbria "Labour
"Nottingham "Conservative
"Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire "Conservative
"Sheffield "Labour
"Shropshire and Stafford "Conservative
"Somerset and Dorset West "Conservative
"South of Scotland 60,843 57,706 23,598 22,242 "Conservative
"South Wales 55,678 99,936 26,588 13,201 "Labour
"South Wales East 36,359 131,916 28,330 18,833 "Labour
"Staffordshire East "Conservative
"Strathclyde East 24,857 90,792 11,883 27,330 "Labour
"Strathclyde West 47,196 70,234 25,955 28,866 "Labour
"Suffolk "Conservative
"Surrey West "Conservative
"Sussex East "Conservative
"Sussex West "Conservative
"Thames Valley "Conservative
"Tyne and Wear "Labour
"Wight and Hampshire East "Conservative
"Wiltshire "Conservative
"York "Conservative
"Yorkshire South "Labour
"Yorkshire South West "Labour
"Yorkshire West "Labour

Party Leaders in 1984[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 1984 European Election, Northern Ireland Elections

See also[edit]

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