Gary Titley

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Gary Titley
Member of the European Parliament
for North West England
Greater Manchester West (1989-1999)
In office
25 July 1989 – 13 July 2009
Preceded by Barbara Castle
Personal details
Born (1950-01-19) 19 January 1950 (age 64)
Political party Labour

Gary Titley (born 19 January 1950 in Salford, Lancashire) is a British Labour Party politician and a former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the North West of England.

He is a former director of the West Midlands Enterprise Board and chaired the West Midlands Co-op Finance Company and the Black Country Co-op Development Agency. He was previously a member of the Labour Party's Plant Committee on electoral reform. Previously he was a teacher of modern languages and history, and was once the Vice-Chair of the Labour Friends of Israel group.1

Member of the subsequently abolished West Midlands County Council 1981–86.

He was first elected an MEP in June 1989. He served as leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP) from 2002 until January 2009.

In January 2004 a letter bomb was sent to his office and opened by his wife, a member of his staff. It immediately started to smoke and then caught fire, but no one was injured.

As a result of his activities in the European Parliament he has been made a Commander of the White Rose of Finland, and holds the Austrian Gold Cross, and the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.

He announced in 2009 that he would not stand for re-election in the 2009 European Parliament election.