Emma McClarkin

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Emma McClarkin
Member of the European Parliament
for East Midlands
Assumed office
4 June 2009
Preceded by Chris Heaton-Harris
Personal details
Born (1978-10-09) 9 October 1978 (age 38)
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Bournemouth University.
Occupation MEP
Profession Politician
Religion Roman Catholic
Website emmamcclarkin.com

Emma McClarkin (born 9 October 1978), is a British Conservative Party politician and Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands region.

She was first elected in 2009, and re-elected in 2014.[citation needed] She is a spokesman for international trade for the Conservative Party.[1]


McClarkin was born in Stroud, in Gloucestershire, and went to Stroud Girls High School. She graduated in law at Bournemouth University and worked as a law clerk, and also as a government relations executive for the Rugby Football Union.[2]


In May 2009, McClarkin was one of five candidates elected to the European Parliament from the East Midlands Region.[2] She was at that time the youngest elected member.[3] She was re-elected in 2014.[citation needed]

She has sat on a number of European Parliament Committees and delegations, including the Committee on International Trade the Committee on Culture and Education and the Delegation for relations with the United States.[4]


  1. ^ Shehab Khan (23 November 2016). EU to vote on motion that could delay Canadian trade deal CETA 'for years'. The Independent. Accessed April 2017.
  2. ^ a b [s.n.] (12 June 2009). Meet your new Euro-MPs. Hucknall Dispatch.
  3. ^ Marie Williamson (19 August 2009). Emma tackles the issues. Sleaford Target. Accessed August 2009.
  4. ^ Emma McClarkin: History of parliamentary service. European Parliament. Accessed April 2017.