Glenis Willmott


Glenis Willmott

Infobox MEP



honorific-prefix =
name = Glenis Willmott
honorific-suffix =MEP
constituency_MP = East Midlands, UK
parliament = European
majority =
predecessor = Phillip Whitehead
successor = Incumbent
term_start = 1 January 2006
term_end =
birth_date = Birth date and age|1951|03|04|df=yes
birth_place = Horden, County Durham, England
death_date =
death_place =
nationality = British
spouse =
party = Labour
relations =
children =
residence =
alma_mater = Trent Polytechnic
occupation =
profession = Politician and Medical Scientist
religion =


website = http://www.gleniswillmott.eu
footnotes =

Glenis Willmott (born March 4, 1951) is a British politician. She was appointed on January 1, 2006 to replace the late Phillip Whitehead as a Labour member of the European Parliament for East Midlands.

Willmott was born in the north-east of England in the mining village of Horden, County Durham but moved to Mansfield at the age of 10. She was educated in Mansfield and at Trent Polytechnic where she obtained an HNC in medical science. She worked as a medical scientist for the National Health Service at King's Mill and Mansfield Hospitals from 1969 to 1990. She was chair of Mansfield Constituency Labour Party and a member of Nottinghamshire County Council from 1989 to 1993, and worked as an assistant to Alan Meale (Member of Parliament for Mansfield) from 1987 to 1990.

In 1990 she became political officer for the GMB trade union Midland and East Coast region. She served as chair of the East Midlands Regional Labour Party and was second on the Labour Party list for the European Parliament in the 2004 elections to the European Parliament in East Midlands. She lives in Derby.

In July 2006 she was elected to the position of Chief Whip of the Labour MEPs in the European Parliament. She is also a Co-Chair of the European Parliamentary Cervical Cancer Interest Group (ECCIG)

References

* [http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php?id=news2005&ux_newsid=gleniswillmottmep&cHash=31724665d4 Press release] announcing her appointment
* [http://www.europarl.eu.int/members/public/geoSearch/view.do?country=GB&partNumber=1&zone=East+Midlands&language=EN&id=35743 European Parliament website]
* [http://www.gleniswillmott.eu Her website]
* [http://www.ecca.info/webECCA/en/ ECCA Website]


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