Alex Mayer

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Alex Mayer
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Alex Mayer, Labour MEP for the East of England from November 2016 – July 2019
Member of the European Parliament
for East of England
In office
15 November 2016 – 1 July 2019[1][2]
Preceded byRichard Howitt
Succeeded byCatherine Rowett
Personal details
Born
Alexandra Louise Mayer

(1981-06-02) 2 June 1981 (age 39)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
ResidenceEly, Cambridgeshire
Websitewww.alexmayer.eu Edit this at Wikidata

Alexandra Louise Mayer (born 2 June 1981) is a former British Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East of England region for the Labour Party.[3] She took up the post in November 2016 following the resignation of Richard Howitt, and lost her seat in the 2019 European Elections.[4]

Early life[edit]

Mayer was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and brought up in Crawley, West Sussex.

Mayer graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from Exeter University in 2001 and has a master's degree in Politics and Parliamentary Studies from the University of Leeds.

Politics[edit]

In the 2014 European Parliament election she stood in for the East of England region in second position on the Labour list,[5] which did not yield a seat, but took over from Richard Howitt following his resignation.[6][7]

Mayer is a member of the Labour Party's National Policy Forum, a member of the GMB, UNISON and the Co-operative Party.

In the European Parliament she was Labour's spokesperson for the foreign affairs (16-18) and the economy (18-19)[8] and a member of the US-EU Relations Delegation. She is the international co-ordinator for the Washington DC Statehood campaign.[9]

A member of the Labour Animal Welfare Society, Alex is a long-standing animal welfare campaigner, she was awarded the Cruelty Free International Parliamentarian Award and took an 8 million signature petition to the United Nations in New York on the topic of animal free cosmetic testing.

Mayer has been a member of Amnesty International for over twenty years and worked on issues relating to the ongoing human rights abuses in Kashmir, as a member of the European Parliament Friends of Kashmir group.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News Online. British Broadcasting Corporation. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Alex MAYER - Home - MEPs - European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu.
  4. ^ http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/sites/chelmsford.gov.uk/files/files/files/documents/files/Declaration%20Election%202014%20Alex%20Mayer%20%283%29.pdf
  5. ^ "Elections 2014: European election candidates for the Eastern region". www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk.
  6. ^ Conor Pope (5 September 2016). "Senior MEP Richard Howitt to quit Brussels for financial services job". LabourList. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  7. ^ Sophie Day (27 October 2016). "East of England MEP bids farewall to European Parliament role". The Hunts Post. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  8. ^ "8th parliamentary term | Alex MAYER | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu.
  9. ^ "From Lougton to New York: Biggest ever animal related petition is handed to the UN". St Albans & Harpenden Review.
  10. ^ Hutchinson, Paul (27 May 2019). "Here's how Bedford voted in the European Elections".