London East was a constituency that elected a single Member of the European Parliament (MEP). It was created in 1979 and abolished in 1999 when it was replaced by the multi-member London constituency.

The European constituency was formed by the grouping of nine parliamentary constituencies used for the elections of members of the UK House of Commons: Barking, Dagenham, Hornchurch, Ilford North, Ilford South, Newham North East, Romford, Upminster and Wanstead and Woodford.[1] The same boundaries were used in 1984, 1989 and 1994.[2] [3]

The seat was won by Alan Tyrrell of the Conservative Party at the first election in 1979. In 1984 Tyrell lost the seat to Carole Tongue, of the Labour Party. Tongue held the seat until its abolition in 1999.

Wikipedia page [1] refers.


  1. David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved on 20 January 2008.
  2. "378 candidates fight the 81 UK European seats; European Elections 1989". The Times. 19 May 1989. 
  3. Whitaker's Concise Almanack 1995. London: J Whitaker & Sons Ltd.. 1994. p. 277. ISBN 0850212472. 

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