Edward McMillan-Scott MEP
A Strong Voice for Yorkshire & Humber
Vice-President of the European Parliament
Liberal Democrat MEP for Yorkshire & Humber and Vice-President of the European Parliament for Democracy and Human Rights
Much of Edward's work is focused on constituency issues, but as Vice-President of the European Parliament and Britain's most senior MEP, he uses his influence to pursue campaigns with an EU or worldwide scope. He is responsible for Democracy and Human Rights, Transatlantic Relations and the Sakharov Network for Freedom of Thought.
Malala Yousafzai receives Human Rights Sakharov Prize
Battle against over-regulation of e-cigarettes
Edward opposes the proposal to reclassify electronic cigarettes as medicines
Daughters of Chinese human rights defenders speak out
Single Seat of the European Parliament in Brussels
Edward complies with the Liberal Democrat MEP transparency contract regarding expenses:
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The daughters of some of China's most prominent imprisoned human rights defenders spoke out in the support of their fathers' release
Edward hosts Malala Yousafzai as she receives the Sakharov Prize
Edward leads the Single Seat campaign to end the European Parliament's controversial multi-Seat arrangement between Brussels, Strasbourg. and Luxembourg. The extra cost of Strasbourg and Luxembourg is some €180m and 19,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.
Since the campaign began, MEPs have consistently and overwhelmingly voted for a Single Seat: 78% of MEPs want a Single Seat and 88% of MEPs want governments to address the issue.
Human Rights Medal of Honour
Edward is awarded the Medal of Honour by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)