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United Kingdom

Date of birth : , Coventry

9th parliamentary term Theresa GRIFFIN

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 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly


  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America

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)

Other parliamentary activities

Written explanations of vote

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

Climate and environmental emergency (RC-B9-0209/2019, B9-0209/2019, B9-0211/2019, B9-0212/2019, B9-0215/2019, B9-0216/2019, B9-0218/2019, B9-0220/2019)


I voted in favour. Labour MEPs have been pushing for the European Parliament to adopt an unequivocal statement to demonstrate its commitment on fighting climate change. It is an important step in putting climate action at the top of the EU agenda. In declaring the climate emergency, MEPs urged the new European Commission to fully assess the climate and environmental impact of all relevant legislative and budgetary proposals and ensure that they are all fully aligned with the objective of limiting global warming to under 1.5°C, and that they are not contributing to biodiversity loss.

2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) (B9-0174/2019)


I along with Labour colleagues voted in favour. This resolution was adopted with strong wording about the need for the European Investment Bank to divest from fossil fuels and the need for an EU climate law. A target of 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 was adopted and the deletion of positive language around Carbon Capture and Storage was rejected.

EU accession to the Istanbul Convention and other measures to combat gender-based violence (B9-0224/2019, B9-0225/2019, B9-0226/2019)


Further action from the European Commission is needed to ensure the remaining seven Member States ratify the Convention. S&D FEMM has highlighted Istanbul Convention ratification from Member States and European Union accession as a key priority of this mandate. I along with S&D colleagues 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

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

Environmental refugees

17-07-2019 E-002304/2019 Commission

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


Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.