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A Dedicated Campaigner and Former MEP & MP

Liz Lynne 2 Win

Liz Lynne went to her first Liberal meeting when she was 11 years old and even delivered leaflets at that age but didn't really get heavily involved in the Liberal Party until the 1970s when she was living in the then Paddington Constituency in London which is now Westminster North. She was very involved in the local party as a grass roots activist and stood for council in the Queens Park Ward and was also Chair of the local CAB and on the management committee of a youth club in Harrow Road.

She also campaigned in many by elections up and down the country during that time.

She stood for the Parliamentary seat of Harwich for the Liberal/SDP Alliance in 1987 taking the party from third place to second place.

In 1989 she was selected for the seat of Rochdale and held the seat for the Liberal Democrats in 1992 until the labour landslide and boundary changes in 1997 when it was won by Labour.

Liz became the candidate for the West Midlands European seat in 1998 and won it in 1999 and then was reelected in 2004 and 2009. She stood down in 2012 in order for her successor to have over two years to establish a reputation before the election.

Liz has not retired from politics, but has stayed active in the Party, campaigning across the country for the Liberal Democrats. She is a member of the Federal Conference Committee, Vice President of Liberal Democrat Women and President of Mid Worcestershire Liberal Democrats.

This website contains the latest updates from Liz on her campaigning for the Liberal Democrats and a news archive of her work in the European Parliament to 2012.

Current Activity:

  • Member of Liberal Democrat Federal Conference Committee.
  • Vice President of Liberal Democrat Women.
  • President of Mid Worcestershire Liberal Democrats.
  • Non executive board member of EEF the manufacturers' organisation.

Past Parliamentary Experience:

  • Member of European Parliament for the West Midlands Region, June 1999- Feb 2012.
  • Member of Parliament for Rochdale 1992-97. Liz was the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Health & Community Care 1992-94, and Social Security and Disability 1994-97

Former Posts Held in European Parliament:

  • Vice-President, Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • Substitute, Sub- Committee on Human Rights
  • Substitute, Development Committee
  • Member, Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  • Vice-President, All Party Disability Intergroup
  • Co- Chair, All Party Intergroup on Ageing
  • Co-Chair, All Party Kashmir Intergroup
  • Co- Chair, MEPs Against Cancer

Past Spokesperson Roles:

  • Liberal Democrat Employment and Social Affairs Spokesperson in the European Parliament
  • Liberal Democrat Agricultural Spokesperson for England and Wales in the European Parliament

Other Previous Roles: Liz Lynne in the European Parliament

  • President, Liberal Democrat Disability Association
  • President of the Liberal Democrats Friends of Kashmir
  • Vice President, Liberal Democrat Action Group for Gaining Electoral Reform
  • Patron, Jennifer Trust
  • Patron, Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company
  • Founder and Chair for first seven years of the Indonesian Co-ordination for British Section of Amnesty International.

Non-Parliamentary Career:

  • Previously an Actress and Speech Consultant