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The European Elections in 1984

The second direct elections saw the Conservatives take 39% of the vote but lose 15 of the 60 seats it had won in 1979. With nearly 35% of the vote, Labour won 32 seats, compared with just 17 in 1979. Once again, Mrs Winnie Ewing won the Highland and Islands seat for the SNP.

 

In Northern Ireland the three sitting MEPs were reelected -Ian Paisley, who increased his share of the vote to 33.6%, John Hume (22.1%) and John Taylor(21.5%). Provisional Sinn Fein took 13.3% of the vote.


Table of Results: United Kingdom

Party
Votes
% of poll
MEPs
Conservative
5,426,866
38.8
45
Labour
4,865,224
34.7
32
SDP - Liberal Alliance
2,591,659
18.5
-
Scottish National Party
230,594
1.7
1
Plaid Cymru
103,031
0.7
-
Democratic Unionist
230,251
1.64
1
SDLP
151,399
1.1
1
Official Ulster Unionist
147,169
1.05
1
Total Electorate:
42,981,348
   
Votes:
13,998,215
   
Turnout (UK):
32.57 %