Linda McAvan

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Linda McAvan
MEP
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Member of the European Parliament
for Yorkshire and the Humber
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 March 1998
Personal details
Born (1962-12-02) 2 December 1962 (age 51)
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
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.

Labour Party members elected Linda McAvan to be the top-ranked Labour candidate [1] for Yorkshire and the Humber in the 2009 European elections.

McAvan is married to Paul Blomfield, the Labour MP for Sheffield Central.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Blomfield: About Paul

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