United Kingdom

Date of birth : , London

5th parliamentary term Michael CASHMAN

Political groups

  • 20-07-1999 / 19-07-2004 : Group of the Party of European Socialists - Member

National parties

  • 20-07-1999 / 19-07-2004 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)


  • 21-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 17-01-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 07-02-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Delegation to the EU-Bulgaria Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 04-07-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Committee on Petitions


  • 22-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy
  • 19-02-2001 / 05-09-2001 : Temporary committee on the Echelon interception system
  • 17-01-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy


Contributions to plenary debates

Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Vote (continuation)

22-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-22(4-192)

Human rights in 2003 and EU policy

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(3-316)

Rights of Guantanamo detainees

09-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-09(2-239)

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

Motions for resolutions

Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 143

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

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 transposition of the Article 13 Anti-Discrimination (the Race Equality and Employment) Directives into national legislation

12-05-2003 P5_DCL(2003)0008 Lapsed
Date opened : 12-05-2003
Lapse date : 12-08-2003
Number of signatories : 102 - 12-08-2003

WRITTEN DECLARATION on the risks of exposure to electromagnetic fields from radio frequency antennas and mobile telephones

12-03-2002 P5_DCL(2002)0003 Lapsed
Michael CASHMAN Arlene McCARTHY Caroline LUCAS Elizabeth LYNNE
Date opened : 12-03-2002
Lapse date : 12-06-2002
Number of signatories : 34 - 13-06-2002