Luisa Porritt

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Luisa Porritt

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Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament
Assumed office
26 May 2019
LeaderCatherine Bearder (Europe)
Jo Swinson (Party)
Member of the European Parliament
for London
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Preceded byMary Honeyball
Personal details
Born (1987-05-23) 23 May 1987 (age 32)
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal Democrats
Alma materRoyal Holloway, University of London
Sciences Po

Luisa Manon Porritt (born 23 May 1987) is a British politician, who has been a Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for London since 2019.[1][2] The election in which she achieved her seat took place (in the United Kingdom) on 23 May 2019, and coincided with her thirty-second birthday.[3]

Porritt earned a degree in history from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2008.[4]

Her first experience of elected office came just one year before the European election win, in 2018, when she became a Liberal Democrat councillor for the London Borough of Camden.[3] She won the council ward of Belsize by just nine votes, after a recount.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The UK's European elections 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Live updates as Brexit Party takes first two seats". Evening Standard. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "EU elections: Camden councillor Luisa Porritt elected MEP for London as Lib Dems take 27% of votes in capital". Archant (Hampstead & Highgate Express), Norwich. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Alumni Generations". Higher – The Magazine for the alumni of Royal Holloway and Bedford [colleges]. 2011. pp. 24–25. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Belsize: Lib Dems take seats from the Tories after dramatic recount". Camden New Journal. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2019.