Julie takes her seat in Parliament


Julie takes her seat in the European Parliament on 1st July following May's European elections.

Julie takes her seat in Parliament

Julie Ward, newly elected MEP for the North West, took her seat in the European Parliament for the first time today following elections in May.

Julie and her 19 Labour colleagues will be joining MEPs from the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats, who make up the second largest political group in the European Parliament. Labour as the third largest party in the Group will wield considerable influence in the new Parliamentary term.

Julie is Labour's spokesperson on culture issues and represents Labour on the Culture & Education Committee, which covers culture, education and youth policy. Julie is also a substitute member of the Regional Development Committee, which scrutinises EU regional funding, cohesion policy and relations with local government. Julie is also a substitute member of the Gender Equality & Women's Rights Committee.

Julie said:

"I am honoured to take my seat in the European Parliament and I am looking forward to getting stuck in to issues which matter to the people of the North West. Issues like tackling youth unemployment, fighting for increased investment in transport infrastructure and championing our fantastic cultural sector and its role in economic recovery and job creation."

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