European Parliamentary Labour Party
The European Parliamentary Labour Party is an integral part of the Socialist and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament and of the British Labour Party. Labour's Euro Parliamentarians represent their voters so as to advance democracy, social justice, prosperity, peace and sustainable development in the UK, EU and throughout the world.
Labour has 20 Euro MEPs in the European Parliament. The European Parliamentary Labour Party sits as part of the multi-national Socialist Group in the European Parliament, but it has its own leadership and spokespeople representing Britain in Brussels and Strasbourg.
Below are details about positions held by Labour MEPs in the European Parliamentary Labour Party, the Socialist Group in the European Parliament and the European Parliament.
European Parliamentary Labour Party officers
- Leader: Glenis Willmott MEP
- Deputy Leader: Richard Corbett MEP
- Chair: Richard Howitt MEP
- Whip: Brian Simpson MEP
Socialist Group in the European Parliament
British Labour MEPs hold key positions in the Socialist Group in the European Parliament, a pan national group of which the Labour Party is a member. Committee co-ordinators operate as spokespeople for the Socialist Group in the European Parliament in their respective committee; they co-ordinate decisions on policy with each of the different national groups that make up the Socialist Group in the European Parliament.
Socialist & Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Labour Committee co-ordinators
International Trade Committee: David Martin MEP
Foreign Affairs Committee: Richard Howitt MEP
Labour Chairs of Parliamentary Committees
Civil Liberties, Justice: Claude Moraes MEP
Overseas Development: Linda McAvan MEP