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Julie WARD Julie WARD
Julie WARD
United Kingdom

Date of birth : , Ripon

9th parliamentary term Julie WARD

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)


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


  • 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


  • 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 Guaidó 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.

Implementing and monitoring the provisions on citizens’ rights in the Withdrawal Agreement (B9-0031/2020)


I voted in favour of this resolution because citizens rights must be protected in the Brexit process, and the EU has a duty to ensure non-discrimination. The UK government’s continuing ‘hostile environment’ gives great cause for concern and Boris Johnson’s poor record as an honest broker leaves much to be desired. Voting in favour of this resolution demonstrates my ongoing support for EU27 citizens and British citizens in the EU. However, it does not mean I will vote to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement when it comes to the European Parliament’s plenary session.

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

Lack of political balance in an MEP delegation to Kashmir / Controversial visit to Kashmir

21-01-2020 E-000290/2020 Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

New law on culture in Hungary

20-01-2020 P-000279/2020 Commission


Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.