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London South Inner was a constituency electing one Member of the European Parliament (MEP) by the first-past-the-post system. It was created in 1979 and abolished in 1999 when it was replaced by the multi-member London Constituency, using a system of proportional representation.

European constituencies were formed by the grouping of UK Parliamentary (Westminster) constituencies.

When London South Inner was created in 1979 it consisted of nine Westminster constituencies: Bermondsey, Deptford, Dulwich, Greenwich, Lewisham East, Lewisham West, Norwood, Peckham and Streatham.[1]

United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies were redrawn in 1983 and the European constituencies were altered in 1984 to reflect this. The revised seat comprised the following Westminster constituencies: Dulwich, Lewisham Deptford, Lewisham East, Lewisham West, Norwood, Peckham, Southwark and Bermondsey, Streatham and Vauxhall.[2] The same boundaries were used in 1989 and 1994.[3] [4]

The seat consisted of parts of south Inner London and was a safe Labour Party seat, held by Richard Balfe throughout its existence. In 2002 Balfe was expelled from the Labour Party and joined the Conservative Party.[5]

The Wikipedia page is [1].


  1. David Boothroyd's United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved on 2008-01-20.
  2. "European Elections 84. Candidates named for European Parliament elections on June 14". The Times: p. 5. 16 May 1984. 
  3. "378 candidates fight the 81 UK European seats; European Elections 1989". The Times. 19 May 1989. 
  4. Whitaker's Concise Almanack 1995. London: J Whitaker & Sons Ltd.. 1994. p. 277. ISBN 0850212472. 
  5. George Jones and Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (6 March 2002). "Labour rebel joins Tories in disgust". Daily Telegraph. 

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