United Kingdom

9th parliamentary term Jude KIRTON-DARLING

Political groups

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)


  • 02-07-2019 / 17-09-2019 : Delegation for Northern cooperation and for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on International Trade
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Petitions
  • 18-09-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation for relations with Iran


  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

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)

Motions for resolutions

Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Other parliamentary activities

Written explanations of vote

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

Foreign electoral interference and disinformation in national and European democratic processes (B9-0108/2019, B9-0111/2019)


Given the increasing influence of disinformation, electoral fraud and reports of foreign interference in many of our Member States, Labour MEPs voted for this report for an urgent reform of our electoral laws to defend our elections against foreign interference and manipulation, and to win the fight against offline and online disinformation. We welcome measures such as the Code of Conduct that have been introduced to respond to this interference, but it is clear that this is not enough and that there is an urgent need for new rules before our national and European elections can be free and fair.

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

Deforestation in Colombia

22-01-2020 P-000343/2020 Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Bahrain’s High Criminal Court of Appeals upholds death sentences

16-01-2020 E-000248/2020 Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy


All declarations below have been signed by the Member, even if the signature is not visible in the online copy.