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European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999

The regional list system

7.Under the regional list system, Great Britain will be divided into eleven regions, each returning between four and eleven MEPs.

8.Scotland and Wales will each constitute a single region and will return eight and five MEPs respectively.

9.England will be divided into nine regions. These will be the same regions as are already used by the Government Offices for the Regions, with the exception of Merseyside, which will be combined with the Northwest region. The table below shows the geographical composition of the nine English regions, their electorates and the number of MEPs to be returned by each.

East MidlandsDerbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire3,178,6556
EasternBedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk4,033,8488
LondonLondon boroughs, the City of London4,964,86210
North Eastformer county of Cleveland, Durham, Northumbria, former county of Tyne & Wear1,977,1174
North WestCheshire, Cumbria, boroughs within Greater Manchester, Lancashire, former Metropolitan county of Merseyside5,208,77510
South EastBerkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex5,987,40711
South Westformer county of Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Scilly Isles, Somerset, Wiltshire3,758,4817
West MidlandsHereford and Worcester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, former Metropolitan county of West Midlands4,036,5958

Yorkshire &

The Humber

former counties of Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire3,807,9977

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