Caroline Jackson


Caroline Jackson

Caroline Jackson (born 31 October 1946 in Penzance, Cornwall) is a politician in the United Kingdom. She has been a Member of the European Parliament for the Conservative Party since 1984.

Jackson represented Wiltshire from 1984 to 1994, Wiltshire North and Bath from 1994 to 1999 and now serves as an MEP for the South West England region. In the European Parliament, she has been a leading member of the Environment Committee and between 1999 and 2004 was Chairman of the Committee on the Environment, Consumer Protection and Public Health. She is a trustee of the National Energy Foundation.

She is married to Robert Jackson, a former MEP and former Member of Parliament for Wantage, who defected to the Labour Party in 2005. She studied at St Hugh's College and Nuffield College, Oxford. She holds a doctorate in 19th century politics and was formerly a research fellow of St Hugh's College. She has been a member of the National Consumer Council and a board member of Peugeot Talbot UK Ltd.

Jackson has been described by Liberal Democrat MEP Chris Davies thus: "She's been here for ever: a bit 'jolly hockey sticks' but firm, fair and funny."

She will retire at 2009 Euro Elections.

Publications

*"Europe and Animal Welfare" (1988)
*"A Young Person's Guide to Europe" (1996)
*"The End of the Throwaway Society?" (1998)

External links

* [http://www.carolinejackson-mep.org.uk Official website]
* [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/public/geoSearch/view.do?country=GB&partNumber=1&zone=South+West&language=EN&id=1370 Profile on European Parliament website]


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