Julie is Labour's spokesperson on the European Parliament culture and education committee and is a member of the women's rights and gender equality committee. Julie is an active campaigner for equal rights and social justice, most recently organising local events for One Billion Rising, the global movement to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.
Prior to being elected as an MEP, Julie had been working with partners in the EU and beyond for more than a decade. For instance, she was recently involved in an international delegation to Belfast to participate in an all-party discussion about the role of the arts in peace-building processes.
Julie decided to go to university for the first time in 2009 and enrolled on a Masters’ course at Newcastle, studying Education and International Development. This meant learning about economics, human rights and poverty. She graduated in 2012 determined to use her new-found knowledge for the greater good.
Committee on Culture and Education
Committee on Regional Development (Substitute)
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (Substitute)
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