Welcome to the website of Linda McAvan, Labour MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber and Chair of the European Parliament’s International Development Committee.
Linda was first elected as an MEP in 1998 in a by-election and is now one of the longest serving Labour MEPs. There are six MEPs for Yorkshire and the Humber and Linda is one of two Labour representatives. Richard Corbett was re-elected to the European Parliament in 2014 and his office is in the centre of Leeds.
As a Labour MEP, Linda sits in the Socialist and Democrat (S&D) Group in the European Parliament, the second largest political group. Having previously served as the S&D coordinator on the Committee for the Environment, Food Safety and Public Health, Linda was appointed as the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee for International Development following the 2014 election.
Linda’s office is in Wath-upon-Dearne in Rotherham and all of her contact details can be found on the ‘contact’ page. You will also find more information about her work and the things that she can, and cannot, help you with as an MEP, throughout this website.