Catherine represented Scotland in the European Parliament from 1999 until 2019. In this time she held many and varied roles from Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP) to the Editor of the Parliament Magazine. Over the years, Catherine has been recognised as an ambassador for accessibility, consumer and citizen rights.
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The European Parliament
Just as you elect local councillors to look after your local community and MSPs and MPs to represent you at Holyrood and Westminster, voters in Scotland also elect six MEPs to represent them in the European Parliament. Following Catherine’s resignation, Scotland will be represented by five MEPs until either Brexit takes place or the next European elections are held.
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