European Parliamentary Labour Party

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The European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP) is the parliamentary party of the British Labour Party in the European Parliament. The EPLP is part of the Socialist and Democrats (S&D) Group.

Labour MEPs[edit]

Labour has 20 Members of the European Parliament. The EPLP sits as part of the pan-European Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), along with MEPs from sister parties including the French Parti Socialiste, the German SPD, the Swedish Social Democrats and Dutch Labour Party. Like other national delegations, it has its own leadership and spokespeople representing Labour in Brussels and Strasbourg.

European Parliamentary Labour Party officers[edit]

The leader of the EPLP has a seat on the Labour Party National Executive Committee and attends shadow cabinet meetings.

Previous EPLP leaders[edit]

S&D Group in the European Parliament[edit]

British Labour MEPs hold key positions in the Socialist and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, a pan national group of which the Labour Party is a member. Committee co-ordinators operate as spokespeople for the S&D Group in the European Parliament in their respective committee; they co-ordinate decisions on policy with each of the different national groups that make up the S&D Group in the European Parliament.

Two Labour Party MEPs are Committee co-ordinators:

International Trade Committee: David Martin MEP

Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector: Seb Dance MEP

Labour Chairs of Parliamentary Committees[edit]

Civil Liberties, Justice: Claude Moraes MEP

Overseas Development: Linda McAvan MEP

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