" I believe passionately that the problems we face, whether they be economic or environmental, are best solved by a Britain inside the European Union."
I currently serve as Vice Chair of the Environment, Food and Public Health Committee of the Parliament, scrutinising legislation affecting the quality of the environment and air quality in London. I'm also a substitute member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.
I believe passionately that the problems we face, whether they be economic or environmental, are best solved by a Britain inside the European Union. Leaving the EU would alienate the UK internationally, jeopardise jobs and weaken our ability to effect change.
Before being elected to the European Parliament, I worked for the development charity ActionAid UK, where I campaigned for structural changes to alleviate poverty and hunger around the world. I led a long-running campaign against tax avoidance by large multi-national companies, ensuring that those living in the poorest parts of the world are rightly given the money they are owed to invest in quality public services; vital in the battle against poverty.
Previous to ActionAid, I advised clients in the public, private and voluntary sector on a range of campaigns. I also worked as an adviser to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, at a time when the major aspects of devolution – of policing and justice powers – were being delivered by the Labour Government.