ATKINS Rt Hon Sir Robert North
West. b. 15.2.46. Currently a public
affairs and sports sponsorship consultant. MP from 1979 to 1997 holding various
BEAZLEY Christopher Eastern. b.
5.9.52. Writer and adviser on central and eastern European affairs and former local
councillor, university academic and teacher. MEP 1984-1994.
**BETHELL Lord Nicholas London. b.
19.7.38. Member of the House of Lords, writer and broadcaster on human rights issues and
consultant to the Police Federation. MEP between 1979 and 1994.
BOWIS John London.
b. 2.8.1945. Currently an International
Policy Adviser on mental health at the World Health Organisation. MP 1987-1997 and held
various ministerial posts. Also a former local councillor.
BRADBOURN Philip West
Midlands. b. 9.8.1951. Currently adviser to
Conservative Group Leader on local council. Previously held posts in local councils,
mainly based around planning..
BUSHILL-MATTHEWS Phillip West
Midlands. b. 15.1.43. Currently a company
managing director, he has principally worked in food companies.
CALLANAN Martin North
East. b. 8.8.61. Engineering projects
manager and formerly an engineer. Previously a local councillor.
*CHICHESTER Giles South
West. b. 29.7.1946. Publisher. An MEP since
1994, British Conservative spokesperson on research, technological development and energy
and regional policy in the outgoing Parliament.
*CORRIE John West
Midlands. b. 29.7.1935. MP 1974-1987.
Member of parliamentary assemblies of Council of Europe and Western European Union
1983-87. MEP 1975-79 and since 1994, British Conservative spokesperson on employment and
social affairs in the outgoing Parliament.
DEVA Nirj South
East. b. 11.5.1948. Company chairman and
former member of the National Consumer Council. MP 1992-1997.
DOVER Den North West.
b. 4.4.38. Head of Ready-Mixed Concrete
Bureau - a trade association. MP 1979-1997. Formerly employed in construction management
in local government.
*ELLES James South
East. b. 3.9.1949. Formerly employed in
international accounting and in the European Commission. MEP since 1984, British
Conservative spokesperson on budgets and European People's Party Group Budgets Coordinator
in the outgoing Parliament.
EVANS Jonathan. Wales. b.
2.6.50. Director of insurance for a law firm. MP 1992- 1997. Former chief Conservative
Party spokesman on Wales, he also held other ministerial posts.
FOSTER Jacqui North
West. b. 30.12.1947. Employed in British
Airways Cabin Services and a trade union representative.
GOODWILL Robert Yorkshire and the
Humber. b. 31.12.1956. Farmer and
HANNAN Daniel South
East. b 1.9.71. Journalist specialising in
EU and foreign affairs, he was also political adviser to former Conservative Shadow
Foreign Secretary Michael Howard.
HARBOUR Malcolm West
Midlands. b. 19.2.47. Previously employed
by Rover Car company, he is currently the founder partner of the Motor Industry Consulting
and Research Company.
HEATON-HARRIS Christopher East
Midlands. b. 26.11.1967. Chairman of fruit
and vegetable company.
HELMER Roger East
Midlands. b 25.1.44. Former managing
director of a garments supplier company and Vice-Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce,
**INGLEWOOD Lord Richard North
West. b. 31.7.51. Farmer, lawyer and
chartered surveyor. Various ministerial posts in the House of Lords. MEP 1989-1994.
*JACKSON Caroline South
West. b. 5.11.1946. Former university
academic and local councillor, subsequently worked in the European Parliament. An MEP
since 1984, British Conservative spokesperson on environment and consumer protection and
women's rights in the outgoing Parliament.
KHANBHAI Bashir Eastern. b.
22.9.1945. Employed in the pharmaceutical industry, export and business.
KIRKHOPE Timothy Yorkshire and the
Humber. b. 29.4.1945. A lawyer, business consultant on central and
eastern Europe and former county councillor. MP 1987-1997 and a Government Whip (party
manager) 1990-95 and Junior Minister at the Home Office 1995-97.
*MCMILLAN-SCOTT Edward Yorkshire and the Humber.
b. 15.8.1949. Formerly a political
consultant and adviser to the Falklands Islands' government. MEP since 1984, chair of the
British Conservatives and spokesperson on foreign affairs, defence and human rights in the
outgoing Parliament. He also specialises in tourism industry issues, notably the campaign
NEWTON DUNN Bill East
Midlands. b 3.10.1941. Chairman of a fruit
and vegetable wholesalers company.
PARISH Neil South
West. b.26.5.1956. Farmer and businessman.
Former local councillor.
*PERRY Roy South
East. b. 12.2.1943. Former lecturer, local
councillor and Leader of Test Valley Borough Council. MEP since 1994, British Conservative
spokesperson on culture, education and the media and also on sport and institutional
affairs in the outgoing Parliament.
*PROVAN James South
East. b.19.12.1936. Farmer and businessman
and a former Area President of the Scottish National Farmers' Union. MEP 1979-89 and since
1994, British Conservative spokesperson on fisheries and animal welfare in the outgoing
PURVIS John Scotland. b.
8.5.1936. Owner of a consulting business specialising in European business strategy,
marketing and finance. Owns a farm. MEP 1979-1984.
STEVENSON Struan Scotland. b.
4.4.1948. Director of a family farming and tourism business and director of a firm of
consultants. Former local councillor.
**STOCKTON Earl Alexander South
West. b. 10.10.1943. President of
publishing company. Former journalist and chairman of training company. Grandson of Harold
Macmillan a former Prime Minister.
*STURDY Robert Eastern. b.
22.6.1944. Farmer and member of National Farmers Union National Council. MEP since 1994,
British Conservative spokesman on agriculture and rural development and external relations
in the outgoing Parliament.
SUMBERG David North
West. b. 2.6.1941. Lawyer and director of
the Parliamentary Forum and an insurance company. MP 1983-1997 working as parliamentary
secretary for the Solicitor-General and the Attorney General.
TANNOCK Dr Charles London. b.
25.9.1957. A consultant psychiatrist, writer on health issues and local councillor.
VAN ORDEN Geoffrey Eastern. b.
10.4.1945. Currently a senior foreign policy adviser in the European Commission. Former
VILLIERS Theresa London. b
5.3.1968. A university lecturer and lawyer, also a research assistant in the UK
*BALFE Richard London. b.
14.5.1944. A former civil servant, Director of the Co-operative Movement and local
councillor. An MEP since 1979 he was a Quaestor and British Labour spokesperson on defence
matters in the outgoing Parliament.
*BOWE David Yorkshire and the
Humber. b. 19.7.1955. A former teacher and
local councillor. An MEP since 1989 he was the British Labour spokesperson on the
environment, public health and consumer protection in the outgoing Parliament.
CASHMAN Michael West
Midlands. 17.12.50. An actor and active in
the actors' union. Best known for his role in the BBC soap "Eastenders". Also
involved in the Inner City Challenge to support inner city areas of deprivation and in the
gay rights movement.
*CORBETT Richard Yorkshire and the Humber.
b. 6.1.1955. An official in the European
Parliament. He specialises in institutional affairs and is the author of several books on
European issues. MEP since 1996.
*DONNELLY Alan North
East. b. 16.7.1957. Previously a trade
union national finance manager and local councillor. An MEP since 1989 and current Leader
of the British Labour Group. He specialises in economic affairs and monetary union. He is
a Knight Commander of the Order of Merit of Germany following his report on German
*EVANS Robert London. b.
25.10. 1956. Former teacher. An MEP since 1994, he was British Labour spokesperson on
education in the outgoing Parliament and is the Parliamentary Adviser to the National
Union of Teachers and the League Against Cruel Sports.
*FORD Glyn South
West. b. 28.1.1950. A former Senior
University Research Fellow and local councillor. An MEP since 1984 he has specialised in
monitoring and combatting racism. He was British Labour leader in the Parliament between
1989 and 1993.
GILL Neena West
Midlands. b. 24.12.56. Chief Executive of a
housing association and involved in the campaign against the problems of homelessness and
unemployment. She is also an expert on European-wide finance.
*GREEN Pauline London.
b. 8.12.1948. A former policewoman and
also worked for the Cooperative Movement. An MEP since 1989 she was the Leader of the
Socialist Group (PES) in the outgoing Parliament and is also Vice President of Socialist
*HOWITT Richard Eastern. b.
5.4.1961. Previously worked in community care for people with disabilities and was Leader
of Harlow Council. An MEP since 1994, he was Vice President of the Regional Affairs
Committee in the outgoing Parliament.
*HUGHES Stephen North
East. b. 19.8.1952. Former local government
officer and local councillor. An MEP since 1984 he was Chair of the Employment and Social
Affairs Committee in the outgoing Parliament. He also chaired the All Party Intergroup on
crime and social exclusion issues.
*KINNOCK Glenys Wales. b.
7.7.1944. Previously a teacher. An MEP since 1994, she specialises in development issues
and was Vice-President of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly and the EU and the
Development and Cooperation Committee in the outgoing Parliament. She is President and
Co-Founder of One World Action.
*MARTIN David Scotland. b.
26.8.1954. Previously worked in accountancy and finance and was also a local councillor.
An MEP since 1984 he was a Vice President of the European Parliament in the outgoing
Parliament and the former leader of the British Labour Group.
*MCAVAN Linda Yorkshire and the
Humber. b. 2.12.62. Previously a local
government official and was also a European Officer in the Coalfields Community Campaign.
An MEP since 1998 following a by-election.
*MCCARTHY Arlene North
West. b. 10.10.1962. Formerly a local
government officer and lecturer (Free University of Berlin). Also a researcher for the
Socialist Group (PES) in Brussels. An MEP since 1989 she was British Labour spokesperson
on Regional Policy and Funding, specialising in the Structural Funds in the outgoing
11.4.1942. Former teacher and schools inspector and Deputy Leader of Hertfordshire County
Council. Vice President of the European Forum on Renewable Energy Sources. An MEP since
1994, she was the Deputy Leader of the British Labour Group in the outgoing Parliament.
*MILLER Bill Scotland. b.
22.7.1954. Previously worked as a chartered surveyor and was also a local councillor. An
MEP since 1994 and specialises in economic, monetary and industrial affairs.
MORAES Claude London. b.
22.10.65. Director of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. He previously
worked as an MP's researcher and for the Trade Union Congress.
*MORGAN Eluned Wales.
b. 16.2.1967. Formerly a TV Researcher.
MEP since 1994, she specialises in youth and education issues.
*MURPHY Simon West
Midlands. b. 24.2.1962. Previously an MEP's
research assistant and a university tutor. MEP since 1994 he was Vice President of the All
Party Intergroup on animal welfare and conservation issues in the outgoing Parliament.
Also specialises in economic and business issues.
O'TOOLE Mo North
East. b. 24.2.60. A former local councillor
and currently Head of Policy Promotion at the Local Government International Bureau. She
has also been a lecturer and writer on the North East of England's economy.
*READ Mel East
Midlands. b. 8.1.1939. Formerly a lecturer
and an Employment Officer for a Community Relations Council. An MEP since 1989 she was
chair of the British Labour Group and also the All Party Intergroup on public health
issues in the outgoing Parliament.
*SIMPSON Brian North
West. b. 6.2.1953. Previously a teacher and
local councillor. An MEP since 1989, he was Socialist Group (PES) spokesperson on
transport in the outgoing Parliament.
*SKINNER Peter South East.
b. 1.6.1959. Fomerly a lecturer and
author. An MEP since 1994, he was the British Labour spokesperson on employment and social
affairs in the outgoing Parliament, specialising in health and safety issues.
TAYLOR Catherine Scotland. b.
30.7.73. MP's assistant and Labour Party activist and official, specialising in women's
*TITLEY Gary North
West. b. 19.1.1950. A former councillor and
director of a regional enterprise board. An MEP since 1989. He was the Socialist Group
(PES) spokesperson on foreign affairs in the outgoing Parliament and is European
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook.
*WATTS Mark South
East. b. 11.6.1964. A former local
government officer and local councillor, he was leader of the Labour Group on Maidstone
Borough Council. British Labour spokesperson on transport and tourism issues, specialising
in transport safety in the outgoing Parliament.
*WHITEHEAD Philip East
Midlands. b. 30.5.1937. A writer and former
television producer and journalist. He was an MP between 1970 and 1983 when he was a
spokesperson on Higher Education and the Arts. An MEP since 1994, he chaired the All Party
Intergroup on consumer affairs in the outgoing Parliament.
*WYNN Terry North
West. b. 27.6.1946. Formerly a marine
engineer in the Royal Navy and a local councillor. An MEP since 1989, he was a Socialist
Group (PES) spokesperson on budgetary issues in the outgoing Parliament and has a
particular interest in reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
ATTWOOLL Elspeth Scotland. b.
1.2.1943. Formerly a university lecturer in law. Party political posts including current
Presidency of Scottish Women Liberal Democrats.
CLEGG Nick East
Midlands. b. 7.1.1967. Adviser to Vice
President of the European Commission and previously a journalist and consultant on EU
DAVIES Chris North
West. b. 7.7.1954. Consultant and former
local councillor. MP 1995-97.
DUFF Andrew Eastern. b.
25.12.1950. Director of the Federal Trust, a think tank on European integration. Writer on
EU affairs and leader of the Liberal Democrat delegation to the European Liberal Party
HUHNE Chris South
East. b. 2.7.1954. Economist and head of a
team of economic analysts. Previously a journalist and was Financial Journalist of the
Year in 1990.
**LUDFORD Baroness Sarah London. b.
14.3.1951. European Affairs Consultant, local councillor and lawyer. Previously an
official of the European Commission. Member of the House of Lords since 1997.
LYNNE Liz West
Midlands. b. 22.1.1948. Speech consultant.
Previously an actress. MP 1992-97.
**NICHOLSON Baroness Emma South
East. b. 16.10.1941. Chair of the Amar
International Charitable Foundation which promotes understanding between European and
Islamic civilisations. Liberal spokesperson in the House of Lords. A Conservative MP
1987-95 and one time Vice Chair of the Conservative Party.
WALLIS Diana Yorkshire and the
Humber. b. 28.6.1954. Solicitor and
part-time lecturer in European Business Law. Local councillor and Deputy Leader and
Spokesperson on Economic Development in the Yorkshire East Riding Unitary Authority.
*WATSON Graham South West.
b. 25.3.1956. Previously an interpreter
and political adviser to the former Liberal Leader David Steel.. Founder member of the
European Youth Forum and general secretary of the Liberal International's Youth movement.
MEP since 1994.
UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY
FARAGE Nigel South East. Aged 35.
HOLMES Michael South West. Aged 61.
TITFORD Jeffrey Eastern.
LAMBERT Jean London. b.
1.6.1950. Teacher. Involved in campaigning for race equality and voting reform.
LUCAS Caroline South
East. b. 9.12.1960. Policy adviser for
Oxfam charity on trade and environment issues. Local councillor and specialist in trade
and gender issues.
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY
*HUDGHTON Ian Scotland. b.
19.9.1951. Former councillor and leader of Angus Council and prior to that ran a business.
MEP since 1998 when he replaced the late Allan Macartney.
MACCORMICK Neil Scotland b 27.5.1941. Professor of law at
Edinburgh University since 1972 and legal expert on EU.
EVANS Jill Wales. b.
May 1959. Local councillor and party activist serving as national
chair of the party between 1995- 97 and as alternate member of the Committee of the
WYN Eurig Wales.
b 10.10.1944 Local councillor and current
Plaid Cymru representative on the Committee of the Regions.
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC AND LABOUR PARTY
(*)**HUME John Northern
Ireland. b.18.1.1937. Former teacher.
Leader SDLP 1979. MP for Foyle since 1983, Northern Ireland Parliament 1969-73 and
Northern Ireland Assembly 1973-75 and since 1998. Minister of Commerce, Northern Ireland,
1974. Nobel Peace Prize winner 1998. MEP since 1979.
DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY
(*)**PAISLEY The Rev Ian Northern
Ireland. b.6.4.1926. Minister (Free
Presbyterian Church of Ulster). Founder and Leader of Democratic Unionist Party since
1972. MP for North Antrim 1970-. Member Northern Ireland Parliament 1970- 1973 and
Northern Ireland Assembly 1973-75 and since 1998. MEP since 1979.
ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY
*NICHOLSON Jim Northern
Ireland. b. 29.1.1945. Farmer. Member
Armagh District Council and Northern Ireland Assembly. MP Newry and Armagh 1983-87. MEP
KRISTDEMOKRATERNA (Christian Democrats)
SACRÉDEUS Lennart b. 17.6.1957. Teacher. Local
councillor and member of party executive since 1986. Active in church politics since 1985
and former member of church youth.
WIJKMAN Anders b. 14.11.1944. Ambassador at the Ministry for
Foreign Affairs since 1998; responsible for environmental and development policy
questions. Member of national parliament 1971-1978. Secretary general of the Swedish Red
Cross (1979-1988) and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (1989-1991). Deputy
secretary general of the UN (1995-1997).
NB. there are currently no Swedish MEPs who are also members of the national parliament
although the dual mandate is possible.