Peter Skinner

Peter Skinner

Peter Skinner (born June 1, 1959 in Oxford) is a Member of the European Parliament for the Labour Party for South East England. Educated at St. Josephs R.C. Secondary Modern School in Orpington he attended Bradford University between 1979 - 1982 where he attained a Bsc(hons) in Economics and Politics. Between 1986 -87 he undertook a post-graduate course in Industrial Relations and in 1991 completed a post-graduate Diploma in Education. He has been a member of the European Parliament since 1994, when he represented the Kent West constituency before the reforms in European Elections created multi-member constituencies based on British regions in 1999.

In both 1999 and 2004 he was elected as the top candidate on the Labour Party's list, determined in 1999 by the NEC, and in 2004 by a ballot of party members.

Before being elected he worked at The Greenwich University and North West Kent College of Technology.

External links

* [ Official website]
* [ European Parliament website entry]

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