- Greater Manchester East (European Parliament constituency)
Infobox European Parliament constituency
name = Infobox Greater Manchester East (European Parliament constituency)
title = Greater Manchester East
created = 1984
dissolved = 1999
meps = 1
sources = [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/] |
Greater Manchester East was, from 1984 to 1999, a
European Parliament constituencycentered on Greater Manchester, in North West England.
When it was created in England in 1984, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Ashton-under-Lyme, Cheadle, Denton and Reddish, Hazel Grove, Oldham Central and Royton, Oldham West, Stalybridge and Hyde, Stockport, [cite web |url=http://www.election.demon.co.uk/ |title=David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results |accessdate=2008-01-20] although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.
Prior to its uniform adoption of
proportional representationin 1999, the United Kingdomused first-past-the-post for the European elections in England, Scotlandand Wales. The European Parliament constituencies used under that system were smaller than the later regional constituencies and only had one Member of the European Parliamenteach.
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/ David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results]
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