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Thirsk and Malton (House of Commons)
Miss Anne McIntosh MP (Conservative)
Surgery: Thirsk and Malton Conservative Association
109 Town Street
Surgery Tel: 01845 523835
MP Since - 1997 Majority - 11,281 (By-election) Born - 20/09/1954. Married.
Education - Harrogate Ladies College, Edinburgh University and Aarhus University Denmark.
Previous Occupation - Trainee, EEC Competition Directorate (1978), Legal adviser Didier and Associates, Brussels (1979-80), Apprentice, Scottish Bar, Edinburgh (1980-82), Admitted to Faculty of Advocates (1982), Advocate practising with Community Law Office, Brussels (1982-83), Advisor - European Democratic Group (1983-89).
Personal Overview - Elected in 1997, with expertise gained from the European Parliament as an MEP. From a legal background, and with continuing interest in the legal field. She can speak several European languages (French, Spanish, Danish). She has a wide range of political interests, and was a member of the European Parliament's Transport & Tourism Committee (has been a Conservative Transport Spokesman). She has served in several educational roles, (as a Governor of Writtle College & member of East Anglia University Chancellors Board) and has shown interest in business (President Anglia Enterprise in Europe & Yorkshire First). Has held a range of Conservative shadow postings during the 2001 and 2005 parliaments. She won the newly created seat of Thirsk and Malton in May 2010 in a by-election after the election had been delayed due to the death of the UKIP candidate.
Political History - MEP Essex N.E. (1989-94), MEP Essex North & Suffolk South (1994-99). MP Vale of York (1997-2010). MP Thirsk and Malton (2010-). Joint Vice Chair, Conservative Social Security Committee (1999-). Member of the Environment, Transport & the Regions Select Committee, Transport Sub-Committee (1999-2001), European Scrutiny Select Committee (2001-03), Transport, Local Government & the Regions Select Committee, Transport & Urban Affairs Sub-Committees (2001-02), Transport Select Committee (2003-05). Member of the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee (2007-10). Shadow Minister for Culture, Media & Sport (2001-02), Transport (2002-03), for Environment & Transport (2003-05), for Foreign Affairs (2005), for Work & Pensions (2005-06), for Education (2006-07). Shadow Minister for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (2007-10). Chairman of the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee (2010-). Member of the Liaison Select Committee (2010-).
Characteristics - One of the relatively few female Conservative MPs, she has the potential for further advancement on the Tory front-bench.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3541
Interests: European Issues,Aviation,Foreign Affairs,Transport,Law & Order,Education & Training,Youth Issues,Social Security
- Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee (Chairman)
- Liaison Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Aviation Group (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Dance Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Flood Prevention Group (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Racing and Bloodstock Industries Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Scotch Whisky and Spirits Group (Vice Chairman)
- Tidy Britain Group (Chairman)
- Tourism Group (Member)
- Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Water (Chairman)
- British-Danish Group (Chairman)
- British-Icelandic Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary British-Norwegian Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poland (Member)
- British-South Africa Group (Chairman)
- British-Swedish Group (Member)
Yorkshire and the Humber (European Parliament)
Ms Rebecca Taylor MEP (Liberal Democrat)
MEP Since - 2012 Born - 10/08/1975.
Education - Robinwood and Todmorden High schools. University of Sheffield. University of Leeds (BA in Japanese and Management Studies). University of Kent (MA in International Relations). Kings College London (MA in Public Health).
Previous Occupation - Public affairs assistant, Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association Europe (1998-2000). Web Editor/Journalist, IMS Health, Brussels, Belgium (2000-2001). Information and communications officer, Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, Brussels, Belgium (2002-2005). External Communications Manager at the International Federation of Animal Health (IFAH and IFAH-Europe), Brussels, Belgium (2005-2006). Consultant, Food, Health and Retail team at Fleishman-Hillard, Brussels, Belgium (2006-2009). Stakeholder Relations Manager, NHS Commissioning Support for London, London, UK (2009-2010). Senior Researcher at the International Longevity Centre - UK, London, UK (2010-2011). Account Director in the Healthcare team at Hanover Communications, London, UK (2011-2012).
Personal Overview - Replaced former MEP Diana Wallis in this seat in 2012 after she decided to stand down. Her family background stems from Todmorden in West Yorkshire where both her parents were former Mayors. She has a career background working in public affairs/communications both in the UK and in Brussels, as well as working in the health sector helping patients to improve NHS services. Politically, she is a third generation Liberal Party member and has shown a particular interest in public health issues. Her main areas of interest being malnutrition, childhood obesity, older peoples health, vaccination, and health inequalities. She has also been involved in health policy research as well as helping health sector organisations with their communications.
Political History - Local Party Executive member (2002-2005) and local Party Chair (2006-2008) of the Brussels and Europe Liberal Democrats. Liberal Democrat member (2002-). European parliamentary candidate for the Yorkshire and Humber region (2009). General Election candidate for Rotherham (2010). MEP Yorkshire & The Humber Region (2012-). Substitute member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2012-). Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs (2012-).
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Business Tel: +32 (0)2 28 45201
Interests: Environment,Economic Regeneration,Public Health,Health & Safety,Employment,Youth Issues
- Legal Affairs (Member)
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Substitute)
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