Peter Skinner

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Peter Skinner
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Member of the European Parliament
for South East England
In office
10 June 1999 – 2 July 2014
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Anneliese Dodds
Member of the European Parliament
for Kent West
In office
9 June 1994 – 10 June 1999
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born (1959-06-01) 1 June 1959 (age 56)
Oxford, England
Nationality English
Political party Labour
Residence United Kingdom
Alma mater University of Bradford
University of Warwick
University of Greenwich
Profession Politician

Peter William Skinner (born 1 June 1959 in Oxford) was a Member of the European Parliament for the Labour Party for South East England. Educated at St. Josephs R.C. Secondary Modern School in Orpington, Kent, he attended Bradford University between 1979 and 1982 where he attained a BSc in Economics and Politics. Between 1986 and 87 he undertook a post-graduate course in Industrial Relations and in 1991 completed a post-graduate Diploma in Education. He was a member of the European Parliament since 1994, when he represented the Kent West constituency before the reforms in European Elections created multi-member constituencies based on British regions in 1999.

Early life[edit]

Peter Skinner was born in Oxford on 1 June 1959. He attended Bradford University, graduating from there with a BSc in Economics and Politics, and was later a post-graduate student at the Universities of Warwick, Coventry and Greenwich. Skinner has also gained a professional qualifications in Management.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Skinner was a press consultant and latterly a lecturer in Economics and Business at North West Kent College of Technology and University of Greenwich before being elected to the European Parliament.[1]

Member of the European Parliament[edit]

In 1994, Skinner was elected to the European Parliament as the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Kent West, a political constituency within England. In 1999, he was elected again to the European Parliament, as an MEP for the South East of England Region.[1] He was re-elected in 2004 and 2009.


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