List of female members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom


This is a list of women who are or have been Members of the European Parliament for constituencies in the United Kingdom.

Members of the
European Parliament

for the United Kingdom
Delegation (1973)
1st term (1979)
2nd term (1984)
3rd term (1989)
4th term (1994)
5th term (1999)
6th term (2004)
7th term (2009)
8th term (2014)
9th term (2019)
Women

List of female Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom

Party Portrait Name Constituency Constituent country Year elected Year left Reason
Conservative Diana Elles[note 1] Thames Valley England 1979 1989 Retired
SNP Winnie Ewing[note 2] Highlands and Islands Scotland 1979 1999 Retired
Conservative Elaine Kellett-Bowman [note 3] Cumbria England 1979 1984 Retired
Conservative Beata Brookes[note 4] North Wales Wales 1979 1989 Defeated
Labour Janey Buchan[note 5] Glasgow Scotland 1979 1994 Retired
Labour Barbara Castle[note 6] Greater Manchester England 1979 1989 Retired
Labour Ann Clwyd Mid and West Wales Wales 1979 1984 Resigned
Conservative Norvela Forster Birmingham South England 1979 1984 Defeated in Birmingham East
Conservative Gloria Hooper[note 7] Liverpool England 1979 1984 Defeated in Merseyside West
Labour Joyce Quin[note 8] Tyne South and Wear & Tyne and Wear England 1979 1989 Retired
Conservative Shelagh Roberts [note 9] London South West England 1979 1989 Defeated
Labour Christine Crawley[note 10] Birmingham East England 1984 1999 Retired
Conservative Margaret Daly Somerset and Dorset West England 1984 1994 Defeated in Somerset and North Devon
Conservative Sheila Faith[note 11] Cumbria and Lancashire North England 1984 1989 Retired
Conservative Caroline Jackson[note 12] Wiltshire, Wiltshire North and Bath & South West England England
Gibraltar
1984 2009 Retired
Labour Carole Tongue[note 13] London East England 1984 1999 Defeated in London
Labour Pauline Green[note 14] London North & London England 1989 2000 Resigned
Conservative Anne McIntosh[note 15] Essex North East & Essex North and Suffolk South England 1989 1999 Retired
Labour Christine Oddy Midlands Central England 1989 1999 (Crossed the floor) Expelled from Labour
Independent 1999 1999 Defeated
Labour Anita Pollack London South West England 1989 1999 Defeated in London
Conservative Patricia Rawlings[note 16] Essex South West England 1989 1994 Defeated in Essex West and Hertfordshire East
Labour Angela Billingham[note 17] Northamptonshire and Blaby England 1994 1999 Defeated in East Midlands
Labour Veronica Hardstaff Lincolnshire and Humberside South England 1994 1999 Defeated in Yorkshire and the Humber
Labour Glenys Kimmock[note 18] South Wales East & Wales Wales 1994 2009 Retired
Labour Eluned Morgan[note 19] Mid and West Wales & Wales Wales 1994 2009 Retired
Labour Susan Waddington Leicester England 1994 1999 Defeated in Yorkshire and the Humber
Labour Linda McAvan[note 20] Yorkshire and the Humber England 1998 2019 Resigned
Liberal Democrat Elspeth Attwooll Scotland Scotland 1999 2009 Retired
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans Wales Wales 1999 Serving
Conservative Jacqueline Foster North West England England 1999 & 2009 2004 & 2019 Defeated & Retired
Labour Neena Gill West Midlands England 1999 & 2014 2009 Defeated & Serving
Green Jean Lambert London England 1999 2019 Retired
Green Caroline Lucas[note 21] South East England England 1999 2010 Resigned
Liberal Democrat Sarah Ludford][note 22] London England 1999 2014 Defeated
Liberal Democrat Liz Lynne[note 23] West Midlands England 1999 2012 Resigned
Liberal Democrat Emma Nicholson[note 24] South East England England 1999 2009 Retired
Labour Catherine Stihler Scotland Scotland 1999 2019 Resigned
Conservative Theresa Villiers[note 25] London England 1999 2005 Resigned
Liberal Democrat Diana Wallis Yorkshire and the Humber England 1999 2012 Resigned
Labour Mary Honeyball London England 2000 2019 Retired
Sinn Féin Bairbre de Brún[note 26] Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2004 2012 Resigned
Liberal Democrat Fiona Hall [note 27] North East England England 2004 2014 Retired
Liberal Democrat Sharon Bowles South East England England 2005 2014 Retired
Labour Glenis Willmott East Midlands England 2006 2017 Resigned
UKIP Marta Andreasen South East England England 2009 2013 (Crossed the floor) Resigned from UKIP
Conservative 2013 2014 Defeated
Liberal Democrat Catherine Bearder South East England England 2009 Serving
DUP Diane Dodds[note 28] Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2009 Serving
Conservative Vicky Ford[note 29] East of England England 2009 2017 Resigned
Conservative Julie Girling South West England England
Gibraltar
2009 2018 (Crossed the floor) Resigned from the Conservative Party
Independent 2018 2019 Retired
Conservative Emma McClarkin East Midlands England 2009 2019 Defeated
UKIP Nikki Sinclaire West Midlands England 2009 2011 (Crossed the floor) Expelled from UKIP
Independent 2011 2014 Defeated
Conservative Kay Swinburne Wales Wales 2009 2019 Retired
Conservative Marina Yannakoudakis London England 2009 2014 Defeated
Conservative Anthea McIntyre West Midlands England 2011 Serving
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Taylor Yorkshire and the Humber England 2012 2014 Retired
Sinn Féin Martina Anderson[note 30] Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2012 Serving
Labour Lucy Anderson London England 2014 2019 Retired
UKIP Janice Atkinson South East England England 2014 2015 (Crossed the floor) Expelled from UKIP
Independent 2015 2019 Retired
UKIP Louise Bours North West England England 2014 2018 (Crossed the floor) Resigned from UKIP
Independent 2018 2019 Retired
Green Molly Scott Cato South West England England
Gibraltar
2014 Serving
UKIP Jane Collins Yorkshire and the Humber England 2014 2019 (Crossed the floor) Resigned from UKIP
Brexit Party 2019 2019 Retired
Labour Anneliese Dodds[note 31] South East England England 2014 2017 Resigned
Labour Theresa Griffin North West England England 2014 Serving
UKIP Diane James South East England England 2014 2018 (Crossed the floor) Resigned from UKIP
Brexit Party 2018 2019 Retired
Labour Judith Kirton-Darling North East England England 2014 Serving
Labour Clare Moody South West England England
Gibraltar
2014 2019 Defeated
UKIP Margot Parker East Midlands England 2014 2019 (Crossed the floor) Resigned from UKIP
Brexit Party 2019 2019 Retired
UKIP Julia Reid South West England England
Gibraltar
2014 2019 (Crossed the floor) Resigned from UKIP
Brexit Party 2019 2019 Retired
UKIP Jill Seymour West Midlands England 2014 2019 (Crossed the floor) Resigned from UKIP
Brexit Party 2019 2019 Retired
Labour Julie Ward North West England England 2014 Serving
Labour Alex Mayer East of England England 2016 2019 Defeated
Conservative Nosheena Mobarik[note 32] Scotland Scotland 2017 Serving
Alliance Naomi Long[note 33] Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2019 Serving
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy North West England England 2019 Serving
Liberal Democrat Judith Bunting South East England England 2019 Serving
Green Ellie Chowns West Midlands England 2019 Serving
Green Gina Dowding North West England England 2019 Serving
Brexit Party Claire Fox North West England England 2019 Serving
Liberal Democrat Barbara Gibson East of England England 2019 Serving
Brexit Party Lucy Harris Yorkshire and the Humber England 2019 Serving
Labour Jackie Jones Wales Wales 2019 Serving
Brexit Party Christina Jordan South West England England
Gibraltar
2019 Serving
Brexit Party Belinda De Camborne Lucy South East England England 2019 Serving
SNP Aileen McLeod[note 34] Scotland Scotland 2019 Serving
Brexit Party June Mummery East of England England 2019 Serving
Liberal Democrat Lucy Nethsingha East of England England 2019 Serving
Green Alexandra L. R. Phillips South East England England 2019 Serving
Brexit Party Alexandra L. Phillips South East England England 2019 Serving
Liberal Democrat Luisa Porritt London England 2019 Serving
Brexit Party Annunziata Rees-Mogg East Midlands England 2019 Serving
Liberal Democrat Sheila Ritchie Scotland Scotland 2019 Serving
Green Catherine Rowett East of England England 2019 Serving
Liberal Democrat Caroline Voaden South West England England
Gibraltar
2019 Serving
Liberal Democrat Irina Von Wiese London England 2019 Serving
Brexit Party Ann Widdecombe[note 35] South West England England
Gibraltar
2019 Serving

Notes

  1. She was made a life peer as Baroness Elles, of the City of Westminster, in 1972. Daughter of S. F. Newcombe.
  2. Served as a Member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom and Scottish Parliament. Mother of Fergus Ewing and Annabelle Ewing. Mother-in-law of Margaret Ewing.
  3. DBE. Wife of fellow MEP Edward Kellett-Bowman. From 1970-1997, she served as the House of Commons of the United Kingdom for Lancaster.
  4. In 1996 she was appointed as a CBE.
  5. Wife of Norman Buchan.
  6. Wife of Edward Castle, Baron Castle. She was made a life peer as Baroness Castle of Blackburn, in 1990. She served as the Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1945-1979.
  7. She was made a life peer as Baroness Hooper, of Liverpool and St James's in the City of Westminster, in 1985.
  8. She was made a life peer as Baroness Quin, of Gateshead in the County of Tyne and Wear, in 2005. She later served as the Member of Parliament for Gateshead East & Gateshead East and Washington West from 1987-2005.
  9. DBE. She was made a life peer as Baroness Roberts, in 1992, however she died before she could be sworn into the House of Lords.
  10. She was made a life peer as Baroness Crawley, of Edgbaston in the County of West Midlands, in 1998.
  11. She served as the Member of Parliament for Belper from 1979-1983.
  12. Wife of fellow MEP Robert V. Jackson.
  13. Former wife of Chris Pond.
  14. She was made a DBE in 2013.
  15. She served as the Member of Parliament for Vale of York & Thirsk and Malton from 1997-2015.
  16. She was made a life peer as Baroness Rawlings, of Burnham Westgate in the County of Norfolk, in 1994.
  17. She was made a life peer as Baroness Billingham, of Banbury in the County of Oxfordshire, in 2000.
  18. Wife of Neil Kinnock, Baron Kinnock. Mother of Stephen Kinnock and mother-in-law of Helle Thorning-Schmidt. She was made a life peer as Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, of Holyhead in the County of Ynys Môn, in 2009.
  19. She was made a life peer as Baroness Morgan of Ely, of Ely in the City of Cardiff, in 2010.
  20. Wife of Paul Blomfield.
  21. She served as the Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion from 2010-present.
  22. She was made a life peer as Baroness Ludford, of Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington, in 1997.
  23. She served as the Member of Parliament for Rochdale from 1992-1997.
  24. She was made a life peer as Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, of Winterbourne, in the Royal County of Berkshire, in 1997. She served as the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Torridge and West Devon from 1987-1997.
  25. She served as the Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet from 2005-present.
  26. She served as the Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast West from 1998-2004.
  27. MBE
  28. She served as the Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast West from 2003-2007. Wife of Nigel Dodds.
  29. She served as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Chelmsford from 2017-present.
  30. She served as the Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Foyle from 2007-2012.
  31. She served as the Labour Member of Parliament for Oxford East from 2017-present.
  32. She was made a life peer as Baroness Mobarik, of Mearns in the County of Renfrewshire, in 2014.
  33. She served as Lord Mayor of Belfast from 2009–2010, the Member of Parliament for Belfast East from 2010–2015, Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast East from 2016–2019.
  34. She served as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for South Scotland from 2011–2016.
  35. She served as the Member of Parliament for Maidstone from 1987–1997 and for Maidstone and The Weald from 1997–2010.