Arlene McCarthy

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Arlene McCarthy, MEP

Arlene McCarthy (born 10 October 1960, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is the Deputy Chair of European Strategy at Sovereign Strategy and a former British MEP (1994-2014 ) for North West from the Labour Party.[1]


Contents

Affiliations

Parliamentary Affiliations

Chair:
24.01.2006 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Vice-Chair:
16.07.2009 / ... : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Member:
19.07.1994 / 19.07.1999 : Group of the Party of European Socialists
21.07.1994 / 19.07.1995 : Temporary committee on employment
22.07.1994 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Regional Policy
17.11.1994 / 11.07.1995 : Delegation for relations with Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
12.07.1995 / 15.01.1997 : Delegation for relations with Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
16.01.1997 / 13.10.1997 : Delegation for relations with the Member States of ASEAN, South-east Asia and the Republic of Korea
16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Regional Policy
14.10.1997 / 23.02.1999 : Delegation for relations with the Member States of ASEAN, South-east Asia and the Republic of Korea
24.02.1999 / 19.07.1999 : Delegation for relations with the Member States of ASEAN, South-east Asia and the Republic of Korea
20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Group of the Party of European Socialists
21.07.1999 / 12.03.2000 : Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
06.10.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
03.02.2000 / 17.02.2000 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
13.03.2000 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market
17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market
06.02.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Members from the European Parliament to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union (ACP-EU)
22.09.2003 / 19.11.2003 : Committee on Budgetary Control
20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Socialist Group in the European Parliament
21.07.2004 / 23.01.2006 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the United States
24.01.2006 / 15.01.2007 : Conference of Committee Chairmen
31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Conference of Committee Chairmen
14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the United States
14.07.2009 / ... : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
16.09.2009 / ... : Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
17.06.2010 / ... : Special committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013
Substitute:
21.07.1994 / 13.03.1995 : Committee on Institutional Affairs
14.03.1995 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy
16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy
16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Delegation to the EU-Poland Joint Parliamentary Committee
22.07.1999 / 11.11.1999 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
11.11.1999 / 03.02.2000 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
13.03.2000 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Legal Affairs
15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Legal Affairs
31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Legal Affairs
15.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
16.07.2009 / 15.09.2009 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
16.09.2009 / ... : Committee on Legal Affairs
16.09.2009 / ... : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee[2]

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Nothing to declare.[3]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

  • I do not employ or contract any family members.
  • I am an unpaid Board Member of the European Internet Foundation (EIF). The EIF is an independent, not for profit and non-partisan organisation.
  • In my role as an MEP, I am invited to a number of sponsored meetings and activities. For the period of 2008, these are:
14 May 2008
UEFA Cup Final at the City of Manchester Stadium
Guest of Manchester City Council
13 September 2008
Attended Manchester City vs Chelsea at the City of Manchester Stadium
Guest of City in the Community
18 September 2008
Attended IoD Director of the Year Awards Dinner
Guest of The Law Society
06 November 2008
Attended the MTV European Music Awards in Liverpool
Guest of Viacom/MTV
12 November 2008
Attend Fundraising Dinner for Manchester Children’s Hospital Trust
Guest of Opal Property Group[4]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

  • Voted in favour of the directive on "establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy" (A5-0027/2000). The directive covers all water management aspects in order to achieve a 'good status' of all waters by 2015.[5]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on "national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants" (A5-0063/2000). The amendment allows setting less ambitious national emission ceilings for sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia (NH3) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), which would result in more damage to human health and the environment.[6]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on "waste electrical and electronic equipment" (A5-0100/2002). The amendment sets higher reuse and recycling rates for IT and telecommunication equipment.[7] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted in favour of the report on "Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network" (A5-0135/2002). The Trans-European Network of Transport (TEN-T) is a network of so-called 'transport corridors' through Europe. This amendment calls for a full Strategic Environmental Assessment of these transport corridors and calls on the Commission to improve methods for analysing the environmental and economic impact of the TEN-T.[8]
  • Voted in favour of the report towards a "thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides" (A5-0061/2003). The amendment proposes to ban or severely restrict use of pesticides in areas around sources of drinking water and nature protected zones.[9]
  • Voted against the directive on restructuring the "Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity" (A5-0302/2003). The amendment aims at giving tax benefits to environmentally friendly sources of energy, which would make them cheaper and more competitive to conventional (more polluting) sources of energy. It also gives tax benefits to environmentally friendly uses of energy for transport, for instance trains.[10] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • BA (Hons.) (1983). Studied at the Polytechnic of the South Bank, London, the Department of Political Science, Stuttgart University and the Faculty of Law, University of Clermont-Ferrand.
  • Guest Research Fellow at the Institute for Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy, Free University of Berlin (1986-1988). Ph.D. studies (University of Manchester).
  • Worked with the Socialist Group in the European Parliament (1989-1992) and with Mr Ford, former Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (1990-1992).
  • Lecturer in politics, Institute for International Politics and Regional Studies, Free University of Berlin (1991-1992).
  • Principal European Liaison Officer, Kirklees Metropolitan Council (until 1994).
  • Member of the European Parliament (1994-2014).
  • Author of 'European Regional Development Strategies: Responses of Two Northern Regions', Local Government Policy Making, Vol.20, No 5, May 1994. Joint editor of 'Changing States' (1996) and author of chapter 'A Europe of the Regions: Building Economic and Social Cohesion in Britain and Europe'.
  • Deputy Chair of European Strategy at Sovereign Strategy

Contact

Address:
Parlement européen
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
13G351
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
Phone:
+32 (0)2 28 45501
Fax:
+32 (0)2 28 49501
Email:
arlene.mccarthy AT europarl.europa.eu
Website:
http://www.arlenemccarthy.labour.co.uk
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Resources

Notes

  1. European Parliament, MEP Directory: Arlene McCarthy, accessed 01 December 2010.
  2. European Parliament, MEP Directory: Arlene McCarthy, accessed 01 December 2010.
  3. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Arlene McCarthy, 23 June 2009, accessed 03 November 2009.
  4. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Arlene McCarthy, 26 January 2009, accessed 06 February 2009.
  5. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  6. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  7. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  8. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  9. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  10. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
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