Louise Bours

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Louise Bours
Member of the European Parliament
for North West England
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded by Nick Griffin
Personal details
Born (1968-12-23) 23 December 1968 (age 46)
Congleton, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Political party UK Independence Party
Alma mater University Centre at Blackburn College
Website www.louiseboursmep.co.uk

Louise Bours (full name Louise van der Bours;[1] born 23 December 1968) is a Member of the European Parliament politician for the North West England region for the UK Independence Party. She was elected in 2014.


Bours' father is Dutch.[1] She trained as an actress and singer at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She was also a member of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from year 2000, resident at the Savoy Theatre in London.[citation needed] She went on to appear as in Brookside, Peak Practice and Band of Gold and musicals and fronted 1940's big bands.[1]

Political career[edit]

Bours previously served as councillor on Congleton borough and town councils and was elected Mayor in 2006.[1]

As an MEP she serves as UKIP Health spokesperson, and has appeared on the Question Time discussion programme.[2]

In the 2015 General Election, she stood for parliament for the Knowsley constituency. Bours came second, keeping her deposit.


  1. ^ a b c d "UKIP MEP hopeful Louise has showbiz in her bones". Chester Chronicle. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Louise Bours at the Internet Movie Database

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