Vice-President of the European Parliament
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Much of Edward's work is focused on constituency issues, supported by an experienced team.
As Vice-President of the European Parliament he is Britain's most senior MEP.
A former leader of 36 Tory MEPs and a lifelong pro-European, he left the Tories and joined the LibDems in 2010 in protest at David Cameron's controversial new EU alliance
Edward's certified expenses for 2013, compliant with the LibDem MEPs rules of procedure are here
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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
between Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg. The extra cost is some €180m and 19,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. Now it is up to the EU's governments.
Edward is awarded the Medal of Honour by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
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74% of MEPs support Edward's campaign to end the European Parliament's controversial multi-Seat arrangement
On Feb 2 the BBC program Fake or Fortune found the picture to be a fake, but the biggest shock was that the Paris-based Chagall family, asked for an opinion, annouced that it would destroy the picture. Help save the Chagall and sign our petition here
Edward is backing his constituent Martin Lang from Leeds who bought a Chagall in 1992 for £100,000.
campaign, all opposed the status quo. Sustainable Food Steering Group, the conference was a resounding success with all the speakers, who spoke to a full room, all agreeing that we need an EU sustainable food policy.
14/03/14 THERE is justified concern over the growing reliance on food banks in the UK and across the European Union. We should consider it as a symptom of a broken food system which requires a complete overhaul. Not only do we need a food policy in the UK but also across the EU, where often prosperous farmers will get £322bn over the next seven years, while the most deprived get a meagre £3bn.
Edward was one of the top level EU guests at a speech in Brussels the New York Times described as "a capstone" to Obama's Spring trip to Europe. The US President delivered
an unequivical moral and political message after Putin's take-over of Crimea, saying "we back our beliefs with courage and resolve".
Yorkshire & Humber Liberal Democrat MEPs Edward McMillan-Scott and Rebecca Taylor have welcomed the news that Siemens will build a major new wind turbine factory in Hull. The facility should create over 1,000 jobs. Siemens chiefs uyrged Britain to stay in the EU.
After the first TV and radio debate between Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Edward has again invited UKIP's Yorkshire & Humber candidate Jane Collins to a debate. Ms Collins has twice accepted and twice declined his challenge, first made early in March.
At a packed conference in Brussels
organised by Edward's EU Food Sense
As the European parliament elections in May draw near, this is my reflection on 30 years in Brussels. As parliament's only British vice-president,
elected four times as a pro-European, I was leader of Conservative MEPs from 1997 until 2001, but UK prime minister David Cameron's decision to leave the EPP group centre-right mainstream was the last straw for me. I joined the Liberal Democrats in 2010.