Julie WARD : 9th parliamentary term 

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)

Vice-Chair 

  • 22-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Culture and Education

Member 

  • 02-07-2019 / 21-07-2019 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo

Substitute 

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

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

Situation in Venezuela after the illegal election of the new National Assembly Presidency and Bureau (parliamentary coup) (B9-0051/2020, B9-0052/2020, B9-0053/2020, RC-B9-0048/2020, B9-0048/2020, B9-0049/2020, B9-0050/2020)  
 

I voted against this report because I do not recognise Guaido as President, and because the EPP have consistently used the complex crisis in Venezuela for political ends rather than addressing the real democratic and humanitarian issues.
It is time for a fair, free and fresh set of elections to restore faith in the political and democratic institutions in Venezuela. The UN must be at the heart of this through electoral observations in the region.
The EU also must work with allies and the Venezuelan authorities to ensure that there is a peaceful process while this is implemented. The everyday Venezuelan must be a priority to ensure that there is basic food and healthcare provisions for all.

Activities of the European Ombudsman in 2018 (A9-0032/2019 - Peter Jahr)  
 

I voted for this report because under the steady hand of Emily O'Reilly, the office of the Ombudsman has shown itself to be tough, fair and highly effective, working closely with the Parliament's Petitions Committee as well as with civil society.

The European Green Deal (RC-B9-0040/2020, B9-0040/2020, B9-0041/2020, B9-0042/2020, B9-0043/2020, B9-0044/2020, B9-0045/2020, B9-0046/2020)  
 

This report reiterates and supports the European Parliament’s resolution passed on 3 May 2018 with regard to the protection of migrant children. Sadly, the House of Commons recently rejected proposals to maintain protections for child refugees in the redrafted EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill. It is a betrayal of Britain’s long-standing commitment to humanitarian support, especially to the most vulnerable. I would like to pay tribute to Labour Lord Alf Dubs, himself a Jewish refugee, who led the campaign on this issue, and I hope the government will follow the leadership of the House of Lords on this matter.
If this is what Global Britain looks like post-Brexit, it sends out all the wrong messages as to who we are and who we want to be as a nation. Whether in or out of the EU, we must not abandon our commitment to human rights and internationalism, and as a child rights campaigner I ask all those in positions of power to remember Alan Kurdi and all the other child refugees who died whilst we turned our backs.

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

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declaration of good conduct