|Member of the European Parliament|
for North West England
Greater Manchester West (1989-1999)
25 July 1989 – 13 July 2009
|Preceded by||Barbara Castle|
|Born||19 January 1950|
Born in Salford, Titley was educated at the University of York. He worked as a teacher, then as campaign manager for Terry Pitt, and later for John Bird. He served on West Midlands County Council from 1981 to 1986, and unsuccessfully contested Bromsgrove at the 1983 UK general election, and Dudley West at the 1987 UK general election.
He is a former director of the West Midlands Enterprise Board and chaired the West Midlands Co-op Finance Company and the Black Country Co-op Development Agency. He was previously a member of the Labour Party's Plant Committee on electoral reform.
As a result of his activities in the European Parliament he has been made a Commander of the White Rose of Finland, and holds the Austrian Gold Cross, and the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.
He announced in 2009 that he would not stand for re-election in the 2009 European Parliament election.
|Party political offices|
| Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party
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