United Kingdom

Date of birth : , Belfast (Northern Ireland)

7th parliamentary term Arlene McCARTHY

Political groups

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)


  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 23-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 17-06-2010 / 30-06-2011 : Special committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013
  • 19-01-2012 / 22-01-2012 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


  • 16-07-2009 / 15-09-2009 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 16-09-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Legal Affairs


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 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

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 implementation of the Consumer Credit Directive 2008/48/EC

08-06-2012 ECON_AD(2012)483752 PE483.752v02-00 ECON
Theodor Dumitru STOLOJAN

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime

26-03-2012 JURI_AD(2012)480514 PE480.514v02-00 JURI

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest

21-12-2011 JURI_AD(2011)473811 PE473.811v02-00 JURI
Jan Philipp ALBRECHT

Parliamentary questions

Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

Proposals for a Union act

Members can table a request to the European Commission to propose a Union act (a new act or an amendment to an existing act).Rule 47

PROPOSAL FOR A UNION ACT on voluntary labelling rules regarding information related to suitability of food for vegetarians or vegans

27-11-2013 B7-0401/2013 Lapsed

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 labelling of goods from the Occupied Palestinian Territories

06-09-2010 P7_DCL(2010)0064 Lapsed
Date opened : 06-09-2010
Lapse date : 06-12-2010
Number of signatories : 110 - 06-12-2010


All declarations below have been signed by the Member, even if the signature is not visible in the online copy.