The initial UK members of the European Parliament were appointed by the Prime Minister Harold Wilson then the first direct elections took place in 1979.  From 1979 until 1994 the Scottish members of the European Parliament were elected in 8 constituencies first past the post. From 1999 Scotland became one constituency electing a number of members by AMS also known as the de Honte electoral system.  As the European Community grew the number of Scottish MEPs was reduced and is currently six.  The next European Election is due in June 2019 by which time the UK may have left the EU.

European Parliament Election Results in Glasgow 1979 to 1994

Janey Buchan MEP

1979 Glasgow         1984 Glasgow      
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %
Electorate   534413     Electorate   518178  
Turnout   150839 28   Turnout   153620 30
J Buchan Lab 73846 49   J Buchan Lab 91015 59
B Vaughan Con 41144 27   S Chad Con 25282 16
G Leslie SNP 24776 16   C Mason Lib 20867 14
E Attwood Lib 11073 7   N MacLeod SNP 16456 11
  Maj 32702       Maj 65733  
                 
1989 Glasgow         1994 Glasgow      
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %
Electorate   487247     Electorate   463364  
Turnout   194638 40   Turnout   159355 34
J Buchan Lab 107818 55   W Millar Lab 83953 53
A Brophy SNP 48586 25   T Chalmers SNP 40795 26
A Bates Con 20761 11   T Sheridan SML 12113 8
D Spaven Green 12229 6   R Wilkinson Con 10888 7
J Morrison SLD 3887 2   J Money Lib Dem 7291 5
D Chalmers Com 1164 1   P O'Brien Green 2252 1
J Simons ICP 193 0   J Fleming SPGB 1195 1
          M Wilkinson NLP 868 1
  Maj 59232       Maj 43158  

European Parliament Election Results in Highlands and Islands 1979 to 1994

Winnie Ewing MEP

1979 Highlands and Islands         1984 Highlands and Islands        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   298801     Electorate   307265    
Turnout   117722 39   Turnout   118034 38  
W Ewing SNP 39991 34   W Ewing SNP 49410 42  
R Johnston Lib 36109 31   R Johnston Lib 33133 28  
M Joughlin Con 30776 26   D Webster Con 18847 16  
J Watson Lab 10846 9   J MacArthur Lab 16644 14  
  Maj 3882       Maj 16277    
                   
1989 Highlands and Islands         1994 Highlands and Islands        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   313838     Electorate   328104    
Turnout   128590 41   Turnout   128272 39  
W Ewing SNP 66297 52   W Ewing SNP 74872 58  
A MacQuarrie Con 21602 17   M MacMillan Lab 19956 16  
N MacAskill Lab 17848 14   M Tennant Con 15767 12  
M Gregson Green 12199 9   H Morrison Lib Dem 12919 10  
N Mitchison SLD 10644 8   E Scott Green 3140 2  
          M Carr UKIP 1096 1  
          M Gilmour NLP 522 0  
  Maj 44695       Maj 54916    
                   

European Parliament Election Results in Lothian 1979 to 1994

David Martin MEP

1979 Lothians         1984 Lothians        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   537419     Electorate   526067    
Turnout   187394 35   Turnout   185581 35  
I Dalziel Con 66761 36   D Martin Lab 74989 40  
A Mackie Lab 61180 33   I Henderson Con 49065 26  
D Stevenson SNP 29935 16   J Mabon SDP 36636 20  
R Smith Lib 29518 16   D Stevenson SNP 22331 12  
          L Hendry Ecology 2560 1  
  Maj 5581       Maj 25924    
                   
1989 Lothians         1994 Lothians        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   523550     Electorate   520943    
Turnout   219994 42   Turnout   201550 39  
D Martin Lab 90840 41   D Martin Lab 90531 45  
C Blight Con 52014 24   K Brown SNP 53324 26  
J Smith SNP 44935 20   P McNally Con 33526 17  
R Harper Green 22983 10   H Campbell Lib Dem 17883 9  
K Leadbetter SLD 9222 4   R Harper Green 5149 3  
          J McGregor SPGB 637 0  
          M Siebert NLP 500 0  
  Maj 38826       Maj 37207    
                   

European Parliament Election Results in Mid Scotland and Fife 1979 to 1994

Alex Falconer MEP

1979 Mid Scotland and Fife         1984 Mid Scotland and Fife        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   538482     Electorate   528528    
Turnout   188561 35   Turnout   187641 36  
J Purvis Con 66255 35   A Falconer Lab 80038 43  
M Panko Lab 58768 31   J Purvis Con 52872 28  
R McIntyre SNP 45426 24   J Jones SNP 30511 16  
J Calder Lib 18112 10   A Wedderburn SDP 24220 13  
  Maj 7487       Maj 27166    
                   
1989 Mid Scotland and Fife         1994 Mid Scotland and Fife        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   534685     Electorate   546060    
Turnout   221862 41   Turnout   208852 38  
A Falconer Lab 102246 46   A Falconer Lab 95667 46  
K MacAskill SNP 50089 23   R Douglas SNP 64254 31  
A Christie Con 46505 21   P Page Con 28192 13  
G Morton Green 14165 6   H Lyall Lib Dem 17192 8  
M Black SLD 8857 4   M Johnston Green 3015 1  
          T Pringle NLP 532 0  
  Maj 52157       Maj 31413    
                   

European Parliament Election Results in North East Scotland 1979 to 1994

Allan MacArtney MEP

1979 North East Scotland         1984 North East Scotland        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   481680     Electorate   548711    
Turnout   151471 31   Turnout   157395 29  
J Provan Con 51930 34   J Provan Con 53809 34  
Lord Mackie Lib 38516 25   F Doran Lab 44648 28  
D Clyne Lab 38139 25   D Hood SNP 33448 21  
C Bell SNP 22886 15   I Philip SDP 25490 16  
  Maj 13414       Maj 9161    
                   
1989 North East Scotland         1994 North East Scotland        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   554458     Electorate   575748    
Turnout   213206 38   Turnout   217140 38  
H McCubbin Lab 65348 31   A MacArtney SNP 92892 43  
A MacArtney SNP 62735 29   H McCubbin Lab 61665 28  
J Provan Con 56835 27   R Harris Con 40372 19  
E Hill Green 15584 7   S Homer Lib Dem 18008 8  
S Horner SLD 12704 6   K Farnsworth Green 2559 1  
          M Ward CPGB 689 0  
          L Mair Ind 584 0  
          D Paterson NLP 371 0  
  Maj 2613       Maj 31227    
                   
1998 North East Scotland By-Election                  
Details Party Votes %            
Electorate   582610              
Turnout   119605 21            
I Hudghton SNP 57445 48            
S Stevenson Con 23744 19.9            
K Walker-Shaw Lab 22086 18.5            
K Raffan Lib Dem 11753 9.83            
H Duke SSP 2510 2.1            
R Harper Green 2067 1.73            
                   
                   
  Maj 33701              
                   

European Parliament Election Results in the South of Scotland 1979 to 1994

Alasdair Hutton MEP

1979 South of Scotland         1984 South of Scotland      
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %
Electorate   450761     Electorate   484760  
Turnout   155480 34   Turnout   164389 34
A Hutton Con 66816 43   A Hutton Con 60843 37
P Foy Lab 43145 28   R Stewart Lab 57706 35
I MacGibbon SNP 28694 18   E Buchanan Lib 23598 14
J Wallace Lib 16825 11   I Goldie SNP 22242 14
  Maj 23671       Maj 3137  
                 
1989 South of Scotland         1994 South of Scotland      
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %
Electorate   491919     Electorate   500643  
Turnout   204220 42   Turnout   200957 40
A Smith Lab 81366 40   A Smith Lab 90750 45
A Hutton Con 65673 32   A Hutton Con 45595 23
M Brown SNP 35155 17   C Creech SNP 45032 22
J Button Green 11658 6   D Millar Lib Dem 13363 7
J McKerchar SLD 10368 5   J Hein Lib 3249 2
          L Hendry Green 2429 1
          G Gay NLP 539 0
  Maj 15693       Maj 45155  

European ParliamentElection Results in Strathclyde East 1979 to 1994

Ken Collins MEP

1979 Strathclyde East         1984 Strathclyde East        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   463655     Electorate   498457    
Turnout   145083 31   Turnout   154862 31  
K Collins Lab 72263 50   K Collins Lab 90792 59  
M Carse Con 41482 29   G Leslie SNP 27330 18  
G Murray SNP 21013 14   P Leckie Con 24857 16  
J Watts Lib 10325 7   P de Seume Lib 11883 8  
  Maj 30781       Maj 63462    
                   
1989 Strathclyde East         1994 Strathclyde East        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   494342     Electorate   492618    
Turnout   194281 39   Turnout   183071 37  
K Collins Lab 109170 56   K Collins Lab 106476 58  
G Leslie SNP 48853 25   I Hamilton SNP 54136 30  
M Duff Con 22233 11   B Cooklin Con 13915 8  
A Whitelaw Green 9749 5   R Stewart Lib Dem 6383 3  
G Lait SLD 4276 2   A Whitelaw Green 1874 1  
          J Gilmour NLP 287 0  
  Maj 60317       Maj 52340    
                   

European Parliament Election Results in Strathclyde West 1979 to 1994

Hugh McMahon MEP

1979 Strathclyde West         1984 Strathclyde West        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   495799     Electorate   499162    
Turnout   176459 36   Turnout   172251 35  
A Fergusson Con 65608 37   H McMahon Lab 70234 41  
V Friet Lab 63781 36   J Lait Con 47196 27  
M Slessor SNP 29115 16   J Herriot SNP 28866 17  
T Fraser Lib 17955 10   D Herbison SDP 25955 15  
  Maj 1827       Maj 23038    
                   
1979 Strathclyde West         1994 Strathclyde West        
Details Party Votes %   Details Party Votes %  
Electorate   493537     Electorate   489129    
Turnout   210085 43   Turnout   195881 40  
H McMahon Lab 89627 43   H McMahon Lab 86957 44  
C Campbell SNP 50036 24   C Campbell SNP 61934 32  
S Robin Con 45872 22   J Godfrey Con 28414 15  
G Campbell Green 16461 8   D Herbison Lib Dem 14772 8  
D Herbison SLD 8089 4   K Allan Green 2886 1  
          S Gilmour NLP 918 0  
  Maj 39591       Maj 25023    
                   

European Parliament Election Results in Scotland 1999 to 2014

Ian Hudghton MEP, David Martin MEP, Ian Duncan MEP, Alyn Smith MEP, Catherine Stihler MEP and David Coburn MEP all elected in 2014

Scotland   1999     Scotland   2004    
Details Seats Votes %   Details Seats Votes %  
Turnout   988310     Turnout   1176817    
Lab 3 283490 28.7   Lab 2 310865 26.4  
SNP 2 268528 27.2   SNP 2 231505 19.7  
Con 2 195296 19.8   Con 2 209028 17.8  
Lib Dem 1 96971 9.81   Lib Dem 1 154178 13.1  
Green   57142 5.78   Green   79695 6.77  
SSP   39720 4.02   UKIP   78828 6.7  
Pro EU Con   17781 1.8   SSP   61356 5.21  
UKIP   12549 1.27   Christian   21056 1.79  
SLP   9385 0.95   BNP   19427 1.65  
BNP   3729 0.38   SWW   7255 0.62  
Natural Law   2087 0.21   Ind Tait   3624 0.31  
Lower Taxes   1632 0.17            
  Maj 14962       Maj 79360    
                   
Scotland   2009     Scotland   2014    
Details Seats Votes %   Details Seats Votes %  
Turnout   1104512     Turnout   1343299    
SNP 2 321007 29.1   SNP 2 389503 29  
Lab 2 229853 20.8   Lab 2 348219 25.9  
Con 1 185794 16.8   Con 1 231330 17.2  
Lib Dem 1 127038 11.5   UKIP 1 140534 10.5  
Green   80442 7.28   Green   108305 8.06  
UKIP   57788 5.23   Lib Dem   95319 7.1  
BNP   27174 2.46   Britain First   13551 1.01  
SLP   22135 2   BNP   10150 0.76  
Christian   16738 1.52   No2EU   6388 0.48  
SSP   10404 0.94            
Ind Robertson   10189 0.92            
No2EU   9693 0.88            
Jury Team   6257 0.57            
  Maj 91154       Maj 41284