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Fiona Hall (politician)

Fiona Hall
MBE MEP
Member of the European Parliament
for North East England
In office
10 June 2004 – 2 July 2014
Preceded by Gordon Adam
Succeeded by Paul Brannen
Personal details
Born (1955-07-15) 15 July 1955
Swinton, Lancashire
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrat
Children 2 daughters
Residence Whittingham, Northumberland
Alma mater St Hugh's College, Oxford

Fiona Jane Hall MBE (born 15 July 1955 in Swinton, Lancashire), née Cutts, was a Member of the European Parliament for North East England and leader of the Liberal Democrat MEPs.,[1] until the 2014 European Election. She was elected to the European Parliament in 2004, and re-elected in 2009, coming in third behind Labour and Conservative candidates with 17% of the vote, the highest of any UK Liberal Democrat candidate.[2][3][4]

Hall was born in Swinton, Lancashire and attended Worsley Wardley Grammar School and Eccles College. She went on to study at St Hugh's College, Oxford and graduated with a degree in Modern Languages. She worked part-time as a teacher after moving to Northumberland where she campaigned against nuclear power in the early 1990s.[2]

Hall began working as a political officer for the Liberal Democrats in 1997 and parliamentary researcher two years later. Hall was an Kosovo in 2001 following the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.[2]

Hall led the European Union's observer mission in Togo during the October 2007 Togolese parliamentary election.[5] She has been vice-president of the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources since 2008,[2] and is a member of the group MEPs Against Cancer.[6]

Hall was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for public and political service.[7]

References

  1. ^ "MEP is handed top role.".  
  2. ^ a b c d "Fiona Hall MEP". Fionahall.org.uk. Retrieved 4 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "European Election 2009: North East". BBC News. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Don’t ignore the concerns of BNP voters, urges MEP". The Northern Echo. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Fiona Hall bien entourée", Republicoftogo.com, October 8, 2007 (French).
  6. ^ "Smear test cuts risks". Chronicle Live. 23 January 2007. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 18. 29 December 2012.

External links

  • Fiona Hall MEP official site
  • Fiona Hall profile at the European Parliament
  • Fiona Hall profile at the site of the Liberal Democrats
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