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  1. ELISABETH SWEENEY OUTREACH OFFICER

  2. European Institutions Commissioners x 27 Cathy Ashdown - UK Council of Ministers Eg : George Osborne European Parliament 736 MEPs – 27 Member States Court of Justice – Luxembourg Court of Auditors - Luxembourg

  3. Members of the European Parliament • 736 represent 500 million peoples of EU • 27 countries – 23 languages • Brussels – Strasbourg – Luxembourg • Proportional Representation Systems

  4. Candidates at EP elections Minimum 18 years of age May stand as an individual or party member Citizen of any Member State resident in EU Deposit of £5,000 (2.5% of votes cast or lose it) Term is 5 years – next election 2014 Electoral Commission

  5. WHAT DOES AN MEP DO ? • Written Declarations/Questions to the Commission • Amends legislation through reports • Constituency casework • Visitors to Brussels/Strasbourg • Attend political group meetings • Attend full plenary sessions to debate/vote

  6. Intergroups Active Ageing & Intergenerational Solidarity - Welfare and Conservation of Animals - ban on import of baby seal products - phasing out battery-cage system - limit on transportation

  7. European Political Groups • EPP: Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) • Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialist and Democrats in the European Parliament • ALDE: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe • ECR: European Conservatives and Reformists Group • Greens/EFA: The Greens/European Free Alliance • GUE/NGL: Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left • EFD: Group "Europe of Freedom and Democracy“ • NA: Group of non-attached Members

  8. 8 MEPs for London

  9. Dr Syed Kamall Charles Tannock Marina Yannakoudakis Conservative MEPs for London Foreign Affairs Human Rights Intergroup: Ways of St. James,Caminos de Santiago Constitutional Affairs (Vice-Chairman) Intergroup:New Media Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Women's Rights and Gender Equality Intergroup: Climate Change & BioDiversity, Countryside activities & Forests

  10. Mary Honeyball Claude Moraes (Labour Party) Constituency Office: 65 Barnsbury StreetLondon N1 1EJEmail: office@claudemoraes.net Telephone: 020 7609 5005 Constituency Office: 4G Shirland Mews    London W9 3DYEmail: mary@maryhoneyball.netTelephone: 020 8964 9815 Committee(s)Culture & Education (Member) Women's Rights & Gender Equality (Member) Committee(s)Civil Liberties, Justice & Home Affairs (Member) Intergroups Anti-Racism & Diversity Ageing & Intergenerational Solidarity Intergroups Anti-Racism & Diversity, LGBT

  11. Baroness Sarah Ludford (Liberal Democrats) 36B St Peter's Street   London N1 8JT office@sarahludfordmep.org.ukTelephone: 020 7288 2526 Committee(s) Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Member) Intergroup: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

  12. Jean Lambert (Green Party) Constituency Office : Office of the Green MEPs CAN Mezzanine 49-51 East Road London N1 6AH Email:jeanlambert@greenmeps.org.ukTelephone: 020 7250 8416 Committee(s) Employment and Social Affairs (Member) Intergroups: Disability, Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity,Youth, Extreme Poverty & Human Rights, Trade Union

  13. Gerard Batten (UKIP) Address for Constituency Correspondence: PO Box 51542        London SE1 3XS gerard.batten@europarl.europa.euTelephone: 020 7403 7174 Committee(s) Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Member)