Madeleina Kay

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Madeleina Kay
Photo of Madeleina Kay
Born (1994-03-29) 29 March 1994 (age 25)
OccupationActivist, Artist, Musician, Political Commentator
Political partyLiberal Democrats (Sep 2018 – present)[citation needed]
Kay at the Wooferendum
EUsupergirl in Düsseldorf

Madeleina Kay is a British writer, illustrator and political activist from Sheffield, England. She is Young European of the Year 2018.[1] Using the hashtag #EUsupergirl,[2] she campaigns to promote the European Union and for the United Kingdom to remain a member.

She has been interviewed on the BBC television show Daily Politics,[3] BBC Sunday Politics,[4] BBC Radio 4, Reuters[5] France Inter,[citation needed] Euronews.[6] She has also appeared on panel debates for Channel 4 News,[7] and the BBC Radio 4 political talk show Any Questions.[8]

Photos and articles about her campaign have been published in the Evening Standard,[9] the Guardian,[10] the Daily Telegraph,[11] Paris Match,[12] French Grazia,[13] and La Croix.[14]

Kay wrote and illustrated an anti-Brexit book, "Theresa Maybe in Brexitland".[11]

Kay was the Young Talent Winner of the Great British Postcard Competition 2017.[15] She came third place in the Europe in my Region blogging competition 2017.[16]

In 2018, Kay was awarded with the Young European of the Year title by the European Parliament and the Schwarzkopf Foundation, honouring her for her "pro-European efforts in the UK & beyond".[17]


  1. ^ "Young European of the Year".
  2. ^ "'EU Supergirl' activist escorted out of Brexit talks press conference".
  3. ^ "1 year to Brexit: Farage v EU Supergirl, 29/03/2018, Daily Politics - BBC Two". BBC.
  4. ^ "'Supergirl' told to leave EU press conference". BBC News.
  5. ^ Madeleina Kay (9 January 2018). "Madeleina Kay (Reuters TV Footage) @Letters2EU" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Meet Madeleina Kay, the 'EU Supergirl'". 14 October 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Brexit Reality: Should the Remainers accept or fight? Part One".
  8. ^ "Tracy Brabin MP, Madeleina Kay, Marnie Millard, Owen Paterson MP, Any Questions? - BBC Radio 4". BBC.
  9. ^ "'EU Supergirl' activist escorted out of Brexit talks press conference". Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  10. ^ Boffey, Daniel; Rankin, Jennifer (8 December 2017). "European governments welcome Brexit progress but warn of challenges". the Guardian. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  11. ^ a b Rothwell, James (12 October 2017). "'Supergirl' activist condemns 'undemocratic' EU for shutting down anti-Brexit protest". Retrieved 18 April 2018 – via
  12. ^ ""The Rebel Who Wants to Prevent Brexit" – Paris Match Article (with English Translation)". 5 January 2018.
  13. ^ "EUSupergirl Grazia Portrait (Translation)". 24 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Madeleina Kay, une super-héroïne au service de l'Europe". 5 December 2017 – via
  15. ^ "The Great British Postcard Competition VIP awards evening". 7 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Europe in my Region - Blog Contest". Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Schwarzkopf Foundation Twitter". Retrieved September 5, 2018.