Theresa GRIFFIN : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)


  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 14-07-2014 / 10-09-2017 : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 11-09-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community
  • 11-09-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly


  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 17-09-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 21-01-2016 / 04-04-2017 : Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Transport and Tourism

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on a new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment  
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Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on education in the digital era: challenges, opportunities and lessons for EU policy design  
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OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market  
- ITRE_AD(2017)592363 -  
OPINION on European standards – implementation of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012  
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Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Major interpellations 
Major interpellations for written answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members. Rule 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Establishing Horizon Europe – laying down its rules for participation and dissemination (A8-0401/2018 - Dan Nica)  

. ‒ The deal reached on the content confirms the S&D commitments on fighting climate change, supporting gender equality and improving citizens’ quality of life through dedicated research broad lines on health (cancer, cardiovascular diseases and precision medicine) and increased support to SMEs for better and qualified jobs in Europe.

Promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (A8-0444/2018 - Christel Schaldemose)  

. ‒ I would like to echo the sentiment of my Group. The S&D Group is committed to fighting for a fair digital environment – we have delivered on many different aspects of improving our new digital world. This regulation on online platforms will be another piece in the puzzle of a digital Europe that delivers for everyone.
Online platforms have in many cases multiplied the choice and lead to more attractive prices for consumers. Moreover, they often enable small business users to sell their goods and services easily all across Europe, bringing tangible benefits to our SMEs. Nonetheless, we are increasingly buying things from platforms such as Amazon,, eBay, and Google, which also means these companies have a huge market share and business users become increasingly dependent on them. That is why the S&D Group demands that the online environment is not an unregulated Wild West, but rather that rules for fairness and transparency in these business relationships apply. This regulation is a big step in the correct direction. It will start to apply directly in the Member States already next year, so our businesses, and ultimately consumers, will start seeing the benefits of a fairer online economy very soon!

Better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules (A8-0029/2019 - Daniel Dalton)  

. ‒ I voted in favour of this report as I support the fight for modern and transparent consumer rights.

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on EU SME internationalisation  
- P8_DCL(2016)0038 - Lapsed  
Maria GRAPINI , Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI , Ramona Nicole MĂNESCU , Nicola CAPUTO , Nicola DANTI , Isabella DE MONTE , Ana GOMES , Theresa GRIFFIN , Marlene MIZZI , Georgi PIRINSKI , Olga SEHNALOVÁ , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Norica NICOLAI , Jozo RADOŠ  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Number of signatories : 152 - 12-07-2016
Written declaration on the serious road traffic injury target  
- P8_DCL(2016)0004 - Lapsed  
Olga SEHNALOVÁ , Lucy ANDERSON , Wim van de CAMP , Ismail ERTUG , Karima DELLI , Maria GRAPINI , Theresa GRIFFIN , Dieter-Lebrecht KOCH , Kateřina KONEČNÁ , Gesine MEISSNER , Monika SMOLKOVÁ , Professor Dubravka ŠUICA , Patricija ŠULIN , Claudia ȚAPARDEL  
Date opened : 18-01-2016
Lapse date : 18-04-2016
Number of signatories : 275 - 19-04-2016
Written declaration on a European Year of Entrepreneurship  
- P8_DCL(2015)0065 - Lapsed  
Date opened : 11-11-2015
Lapse date : 11-02-2016
Number of signatories : 218 - 12-02-2016