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Linda McAvan

Linda McAvan
Member of the European Parliament
for Yorkshire and the Humber
Assumed office
10 June 1999
Preceded by Constituency Created
Member of the European Parliament
for Yorkshire South
In office
7 May 1998 – 10 June 1999
Preceded by Norman West
Succeeded by Constituency Dissolved
Personal details
Born (1962-12-02) 2 December 1962
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Paul Blomfield MP
Alma mater Heriot-Watt University

Linda McAvan (born 2 December 1962) is a British Labour Party politician, who is a Member of the European Parliament for the Labour Party for Yorkshire and the Humber. She has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1998, and was first elected in a by-election following the resignation of Norman West.

Before being elected she worked for Barnsley Borough Council and was the European Officer for the Coalfields Community Campaign.

Since June 2007 she has served as Vice President of the European Parliament's Socialist Group, is a member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and currently sits on the Temporary Committee on Climate Change. She is now Chair of the European Parliament's Overseas Development Committee.

Labour Party members elected Linda McAvan to be the top-ranked Labour candidate [2] for Yorkshire and the Humber in the 2009 European elections, narrowly beating Richard Corbett for the top place. In 2014, she again topped the ballot.

McAvan is married to Paul Blomfield, the Labour MP for Sheffield Central.[1] Her constituency office is in Wath-upon-Dearne.


  1. ^ Paul Blomfield: About Paul
  • Yorkshire & Humber Labour European election 2009 candidates website

External links

  • Official website
  • Profile at European Parliament website
  • Yorkshire and Humber Labour European election candidates website

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