The European Elections in 1994
In 1994 Labour won 62 seats with over 44% of the vote, while the Conservatives slipped to 18 seats with 27.8% of the poll.
The Liberal Democrats gained 2 seats to give them MEPs for the first time, polling 16.7% of the vote. In Scotland the SNP took 2 seats with over 32% of the vote; Plaid Cymru in Wales failed to get a seat despite winning 17% of the Welsh vote.
In Northern Ireland, where
the turnout was 48.6%, three MEPs were elected under proportional representation:
Ian Paisley (29.1%), John Hume (28.93%) and Jim Nicholson (23.84%).