Mary Honeyball was elected to the European Parliament in 2000, as a Labour MEP for London, after 30 years in Labour politics. She previously served as a London Borough Councillor and was a school governor for over 20 years.
Mary is Labour's Spokesperson on the European Parliament's Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee. She champions gender equality and is a campaigner for equal pay and against the trafficking of women.
Mary constantly aims to improve the lives of Londoners and has helped to bring down mobile phone charges for those travelling within the European Union. Mary is a member of UNISON, the Co-operative Party and the Fabian Society.