Julie WARD : 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)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Culture and Education

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 10-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

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)

Brunei  
- P8_CRE-REV(2019)04-18(4-133-0000)  

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

Reports - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

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 the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online  
- CULT_AD(2019)632087 -  
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CULT 
OPINION on the European Semester for economic policy coordination: Employment and Social Aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2018  
- CULT_AD(2018)616539 -  
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CULT 
OPINION on the implementation of the European Disability Strategy  
- CULT_AD(2017)604815 -  
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CULT 

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 establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument  
- CULT_AD(2019)629439 -  
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CULT 
OPINION on the Annual report on human rights and democracy in the world 2017 and the European Union’s policy on the matter  
- FEMM_AD(2018)627570 -  
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FEMM 
OPINION on harnessing globalisation: trade aspects  
- CULT_AD(2018)620759 -  
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CULT 

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.

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

Minor interpellations 
Minor interpellations for written answer, 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 Members. Rule 130a, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

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

European Border and Coast Guard (A8-0076/2019 - Roberta Metsola)  
 

Since becoming an MEP, I have sought to speak with and understand the experience of those who migrate to Europe. I have gone to the camps in Calais and Paris, worked with charities in my constituency and taken every opportunity to listen to people forced to migrate.
We have a situation where people are willing to risk drowning in our seas to start lives here, where people undergo unimaginable hardships to flee violence and economic deprivation in their home countries.
There are elements of this regulation that I welcome. I am glad that the European Border and Coastguard Agency will conduct searches to prevent people drowning. Those who are found must be treated with empathy and humanity. I welcome also the commitment to fundamental rights assessments when working with third countries, although I believe it is important that in the future we must seek to reinforce the efficiency and credibility of the complaints mechanism. We must be careful to ensure that Europe does not become too defensive about its borders. We must also uphold European values, protect the vulnerable and ensure our communities are welcoming to those experiencing hardships.

Tackling the dissemination of terrorist content online (A8-0193/2019 - Daniel Dalton)  
 

There has been a strong will in the European Parliament, at the end of the mandate, to tackle the dissemination of terrorism online, and an acceptance that regulation is necessary to counter radicalisation in the online space and with the guidance from the CULT and IMCO committees this has happened. However, we must still be wary it has manifest as belated sticking plaster to stranglehold big tech firms and punish SMEs. We still must address root causes, carefully define the scope of the regulation and put more reasoned and balanced measurements in place than those proposed Commission.

Transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union (A8-0355/2018 - Enrique Calvet Chambon)  
 

With the rise of zero—hour contracts in the UK, through the emergence of the gig economy, and the transformative way our world is changing through the fourth industrial revolution, we must adapt legislation to ensure that workers are protected in this new ecosystem in the world of work. So with the UK Government still trying to leave the EU, and with the risk that the Conservatives will seek to water down workers’ rights, we must recognise that good regulation for predictable and transparent working conditions, along with collective bargaining for all citizens in all 28 Member States, is the best way for the UK, for the 27, for unions and for workforces.

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 reform in the field of higher education in Belarus  
- P8_DCL(2016)0122 - Lapsed  
Bogdan Andrzej ZDROJEWSKI , Angel DZHAMBAZKI , Heidi HAUTALA , Agnieszka KOZŁOWSKA-RAJEWICZ , Krystyna ŁYBACKA , Momchil NEKOV , Michaela ŠOJDROVÁ , Algirdas SAUDARGAS , Jaromír ŠTĚTINA , Kazimierz Michał UJAZDOWSKI , Julie WARD  
Date opened : 21-11-2016
Lapse date : 21-02-2017
Number of signatories : 74 - 22-02-2017
Written declaration on the implementation of Article 245 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union in relation to José Manuel Barroso’s new role at Goldman Sachs  
- P8_DCL(2016)0097 - Lapsed  
Pervenche BERÈS , Sylvie GUILLAUME , Emmanuel MAUREL , Julie WARD , Hugues BAYET , Karima DELLI , Eva JOLY , Sven GIEGOLD , Gérard DEPREZ , Fabio DE MASI  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 143 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on dignity at the end of life  
- P8_DCL(2015)0055 - Lapsed  
Inma RODRÍGUEZ-PIÑERO , Gilles PARGNEAUX , Virginie ROZIÈRE , Marina ALBIOL GUZMÁN , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA , Frédérique RIES , Ernest URTASUN , Maria ARENA , Enrique CALVET CHAMBON , Julie WARD , Elena VALENCIANO , Sophia in 't VELD , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Marie-Christine VERGIAT  
Date opened : 05-10-2015
Lapse date : 05-01-2016
Number of signatories : 95 - 06-01-2016

Declarations 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties 

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