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Monday, January 30, 2012

“Feisty woman” becomes Yorkshire & Humber MEP (1 of 3)

“Feisty woman” becomes Yorkshire & Humber MEP (1 of 3)

Rebecca Taylor will be the Yorkshire and Humber’s newest MEP. The vacancy was a result of the resignation earlier this month of Lib Dem, Diana Wallis. Under UK European election rules it is usual for the next person on the party list to be offered the seat – that was Diana Wallis’ husband, Stewart Arnold. After criticism – including from within the party – of nepotism, he declined the seat. That left the way clear for third of the list – Rebecca Taylor to be offered the post. She accepted it today. And according to Lib Dem colleague, Andrew Duff MEP, she will make a “formidable parliamentarian” for Yorkshire and the Humber.


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