its uniform adoption of proportional representation in
1999, the United
Kingdom used first-past-the-post for the European elections in
England, Scotland and Wales.
used under that system were smaller than the
later regional constituencies and only had one Member of the European
The constituency of Leicester
was one of
was created in England in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster
Parliament constituencies of Carlton, Leicester East, Leicester South, Leicester West, Melton, Newark, Rushcliffe, although this may not have been true for the whole
of its existence.