About our two Quaker MEPs

.Judith Kirton-Darling Labour MEP for North East England

judy kirton-darlingJude grew up in Middlesbrough, and is passionate about the city, the local region, its social and industrial heritage and future. She is a member of Belgium and Luxembourg Yearly Meeting and attends Hexham Meeting. She previously directed European trade union work in the areas of energy, industrial policy, environment and health and safety, all key areas for the European Union and the North-East in the years ahead.

Jude’s energies will be focussed on youth employment and tackling climate change. She sees these as her key priorities because the North East remains the only region in the UK where unemployment is still rising, and because tackling climate change ‘offers enormous opportunities for the North East England and local jobs’. Read on here: http://www.labour4ne.org.uk/judith_kirton_darling

Molly Scott Cato: Green Party MEP for South West England

molly 5Molly takes the Quaker requirement to seek out causes of all conflicts very seriously: “These tend to be about inequality of wealth, and that is why I became an economist”. Her doctoral research into the labour market in the Welsh Valleys was published by the University of Wales Press.

She is a member of Stroud Meeting and adds ‘Quaker concerns, such as climate change, are also key to my political concerns’. She was the leader of the Green Group on Stroud District Council, and was a prime mover in Stroud’s successful Community Supported Agriculture project. Molly has served on the Welsh Government’s Co-operative and Mutuals Commission and as Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at Roehampton University. Read more: mollymep.org.uk

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