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Highlands and Islands (European Parliament constituency)

Highlands and Islands
European Parliament constituency
Member state United Kingdom
Created 1979
Dissolved 1999
MEPs 1

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.

Created for the 1979 European Parliament elections in 1979, Highlands and Islands was a single-member constituency formed from the grouping of numerous neighbouring Scottish constituencies of the UK Parliament.


  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of the European Parliament 2
  • Election results 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Members of the European Parliament

Election Member Party
1979 Winnie Ewing SNP

Election results

European elections 1994: Highlands and Islands[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Winnie Ewing 74,872 58.4 +6.9
Labour M.M. Macmillan 19,956 15.6 +1.7
Conservative M.E. Tennant 15,767 12.3 –4.5
Liberal Democrat H.R. Morrison 12,919 10.1 +1.8
Scottish Green Eleanor Scott 3,140 2.4 –7.1
UKIP M.B.N. Carr 1,096 0.8 N/A
Natural Law M.F. Gilmour 522 0.4 N/A
Majority 54,916 42.8 +8.1
Turnout 128,272 39.1 –1.9
SNP hold Swing +2.6
European elections 1989: Highlands and Islands[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Winnie Ewing 66,297 51.5 +9.7
Conservative A. McQuarrie 21,602 16.8 +0.8
Labour N.L. MacAskill 17,848 13.9 –0.2
Green M.A.O. Gregson 12,199 9.5 N/A
Social and Liberal Democrats N. Mitchison 10,644 8.3 -19.8
Majority 44,695 34.7 +21.0
Turnout 128,590 41.0 +2.6
SNP hold Swing +4.5
European elections 1984: Highlands and Islands[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Winnie Ewing 49,410 41.8 +7.8
Liberal D.R. Johnston 33,133 28.1 –2.6
Conservative D. Webster 18,847 16.0 –10.1
Labour J.M.M. MacArthur 16,644 14.1 +4.9
Majority 16,277 13.7 +10.4
Turnout 118,034 38.4 –1.0
SNP hold Swing +5.2
European elections 1979: Highlands and Islands[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Winnie Ewing 39,991 34.0
Liberal D.R. Johnston 36,109 30.7
Conservative M. Joughin 30,776 26.1
Labour J.G. Watson 10,846 9.2
Majority 3,882 3.3
Turnout 117,722 39.4
SNP win (new seat)


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External links

  • David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results

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