Richard CORBETT : 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)


  • 11-05-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia


  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 13-02-2017 / 10-05-2017 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia


  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 22-07-2014 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • 10-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
  • 19-01-2017 / 05-11-2018 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

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 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 the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers  
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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

Other parliamentary activities 

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

Multi-annual plan for demersal stocks in the North Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks (A8-0263/2017 - Ulrike Rodust)  

The multi-annual plan for demersal stocks in the North Sea proposes an environmentally and economically sustainable management plan.
I note that the UK government gave its approval to this plan, favouring speedy agreement and adoption. Indeed, it welcomed the science-based framework, which provides a valuable structure for the continued cooperation between the UK and the EU if the UK continues with Brexit. Clearly, the UK government preferred to settle this issue as a member rather than negotiate from outside as a non-member. Moreover, given the value of these stocks to UK fishers, it is in any case important to agree long-term management plans.
Therefore, I voted in favour of this report.

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

Individual motions for resolutions  
Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143

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 the ban on third-party ownership of players in European sport  
- P8_DCL(2015)0066 - Lapsed  
Ivo BELET , Richard CORBETT , Emma McCLARKIN , Jean-Marie CAVADA , Marc TARABELLA , Milan ZVER , Bogdan Brunon WENTA , Antonio TAJANI , Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ , Theodoros ZAGORAKIS , Hannu TAKKULA , Ole CHRISTENSEN , Siôn SIMON , Virginie ROZIÈRE  
Date opened : 11-11-2015
Lapse date : 11-02-2016
Number of signatories : 95 - 12-02-2016