Clare Moody (politician)

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Clare Miranda Moody
Member of the European Parliament
for South West England
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1965-10-30) 30 October 1965 (age 48)[1]
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire[1]
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Residence Salisbury, Wiltshire
Occupation Trade union official

Clare Miranda Moody (born 30 October 1965) is a Member of the European Parliament for the South West England region for the Labour Party. She was elected in 2014.

Early and working life[edit]

Moody was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire[1] and brought up in Burford, Oxfordshire, by parents who were Conservative Party activists. Her father has been Mayor of Burford.[2]

Moody started work at the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union, and through a series of union amalgamations became a regional officer for Unite the Union in Bournemouth. She lives in Salisbury.[2][3]

European Parliament[edit]

In the 2004 European Parliament election she stood in for the South West England region in fourth position on the Labour list, which did not yield a seat.[2]

In the May 2014 elections for the European Parliament, she was elected as an MEP in South West England for the Labour Party, being the lead candidate on the Labour list.[4] On 1 July 2014, the start of her mandate, she was appointed a full member of the Parliament's Committee on Budgets.[1]

Other political activities[edit]

Moody stood in the 2005 general election for Labour in the Salisbury constituency.[2]

During Gordon Brown's premiership she worked in 10 Downing Street.[2]

In 2012 Moody stood as Police and crime commissioner for Labour in Wiltshire, reaching the second voting round.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Clare MOODY". Europa. European Parliament. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Sarah O'Grady (22 March 2010). "Tory roots of Brown's aide Clare Moody". Daily Express. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Contact us - Unite in the South West". Unite the Union. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "vote 2014 - South West". BBC. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Union boss throws hat in ring for police post". The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Wiltshire police and crime commissioner results". BBC. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

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