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Richard Howitt

Richard Howitt is running in the Eastern region for the Labour Party as their 1st candidate

They are currently a sitting MEP in this region




Labour MEP for Essex, Herts, Beds, Cambs, Norfolk, Suffolk. Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Rapporteur Corporate Responsibility, fYR Macedonia

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Richard Howitt (born 5 April 1961 in Reading, Berkshire) is a Member of the European Parliament for the Labour Party for the East of England. He has been a member of the European Parliament since 1994.

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Richard Howitt MEP is seeking re-election as the longest-serving of the region's existing Members of the European Parliament and having received the accolade of being voted for unanimously by Labour's local constituencies to stand again in 2014. Within the region, Richard has been the leading advocate for European projects, championing funding for local businesses to be more environmentally-friendly, new investment in local transport routes and being responsible for extending twinned projects with partners on the French, Dutch and Belgian coast. In the European Parliament Richard is an acknowledged expert on employment and on Europe's relations with the wider world, and has written the European policies on business ethics and on human rights. Before becoming an MEP, Richard worked for a disabled persons' charity and he now serves as vice-chair of the all-party Disability Rights Group of MEPs. Outside politics, Richard is dedicated to his partner and two children, and is a keen fan of cricket, football and other sports. source: