Sarah Ludford, Baroness Ludford
|The Right Honourable
The Baroness Ludford
|Member of the European Parliament
10 June 1999
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Born||14 March 1951|
|Political party||Liberal Democrat|
|Alma mater||London School of Economics|
Sarah Ann Ludford, Baroness Ludford (born 14 March 1951) is a Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and a nonvoting member of the House of Lords (where her voting membership is suspended during her MEP tenure).
A former councillor in the London Borough of Islington, and married to the former leader of the council, Steve Hitchins, she was elected as an MEP for London at the European Parliament election in 1999 and re-elected in 2004 and in 2009.
Because of the change in the rules of the European Parliament, she is not entitled to sit in the Lords due to her re-election to the European Parliament in the 2009 election. In October 2008, Parliament's rules were changed so that if a member of the Lords were elected as an MEP, their right to sit and vote in the Lords would be suspended. This satisfies the new European Parliament rules and hence, Lady Ludford, the only person to whom this applies, is not allowed to vote in the Lords while an MEP.
- The London Gazette: . 7 October 1997.
- Sarah Ludford MEP official site
- Sarah Ludford profile at the European Parliament
- Sarah Ludford profile at the site of the Liberal Democrats
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