|Member of the European Parliament
for Yorkshire and the Humber
1 March 1998
2 December 1962 |
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Spouse(s)||Paul Blomfield MP|
|Alma mater||Heriot-Watt University|
Linda McAvan (born 2 December 1962) is a British Labour Party politician, who is a Member of the European Parliament for the Labour Party for Yorkshire and the Humber. She has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1998, and was first elected in a by-election following the resignation of Norman West.
Before being elected she worked for Barnsley Borough Council and was the European Officer for the Coalfields Community Campaign.
Since June 2007 she has served as Vice President of the European Parliament's Socialist Group, is a member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and currently sits on the Temporary Committee on Climate Change. She is now Chair of the European Parliament's Overseas Development Committee.
Labour Party members elected Linda McAvan to be the top-ranked Labour candidate  for Yorkshire and the Humber in the 2009 European elections, narrowly beating Richard Corbett for the top place. In 2014, she again topped the ballot.
- Yorkshire & Humber Labour European election 2009 candidates website www.labour4yorkshire.eu.[dead link]
- Official website
- Profile at European Parliament website
- Yorkshire and Humber Labour European election candidates website
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