United Kingdom

9th parliamentary term Jane BROPHY

Political groups

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Renew Europe Group - Member

National parties

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Liberal Democrats (United Kingdom)


  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil


  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation for relations with Afghanistan

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)

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

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

EU/USA Agreement on the allocation of a share in the tariff rate quota for imports of high-quality beef (recommendation) (A9-0038/2019 - Bernd Lange)


In 2009 the EU opened a tariff rate quota of 45,000 tonnes for non-hormone high quality beef as part of the interim solution found with the US on a long standing dispute under the WTO, dating from 1989 when the EU introduced measures against the import of hormone treated beef. The interim agreement was a way to compensate the US for this ban on imports of hormone beef and avoid their intention to raise tariffs on some products due to this dispute. The US has not been satisfied with how the tariff rate quota was implemented under the WTO, so therefore negotiations were opened in October last year and concluded in February this year, resulting in an ear-marked share of 35 000 tonnes for the US. The quota itself has not changed, only the distribution within it. The standards and criteria for imports of non-hormone treated high quality beef stay the same. I voted in favour of consenting to this agreement entering into force. This agreement is a good example of the EU and the US constructively finding a solution to trade disputes.

EU/USA Agreement on the allocation of a share in the tariff rate quota for imports of high-quality beef (resolution) (A9-0037/2019 - Bernd Lange)


I voted in favour of the adjoining European Parliament Resolution concerning the EU and the US agreement on the Allocation to the United States of a Share in the Tariff Rate Quota for High Quality Beef. I particularly support the paragraph highlighting that the agreement does not affect current levels of market access for beef to the EU market and that the overall EU market access quota of non-hormone-treated beef must not be increased.

Situation in Bolivia (RC-B9-0187/2019, B9-0187/2019, B9-0188/2019, B9-0189/2019, B9-0190/2019, B9-0191/2019, B9-0192/2019)


I voted in favour of this resolution on the situation in Bolivia. The resolution welcomes the approval by both houses of legislation to prepare the next presidential elections. However, the European Parliament emphasises our belief that a return to stability in Bolivia requires a new election as soon as possible. The resolution supports the objective of appointing a new independent Electoral Court to guarantee transparent elections. Furthermore, the resolution calls on the interim authorities to take responsibility for the credibility of the procedure by organising properly conducted and inclusive elections where all political actors have the opportunity to compete in accordance with Bolivian law and the constitutional order. Finally, the resolution denounces the lack of transparency and credibility of the Bolivian authorities and their attempt to commit fraud, thereby undermining the right of Bolivian citizens to freely and democratically elect their President.

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


Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.