Glenis Willmott

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Glenis Willmott

British politician, currently leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party and Labour member of the European Parliament for East Midlands add

Category: Politics

Born in 1951.

Countries: United Kingdom (83%), Europe (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: European Parliament, National Health Service, Ed Miliband

Linked to: Labour Party, Nottingham Trent University, Constituency Labour Party, European Parliamentary Labour Party

 

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Glenis Willmott was born in 1951 add something


1969

She worked as a medical scientist for the National Health Service at King's Mill and Mansfield Hospitals from 1969 to 1990 add something


1989

She was chair of Mansfield Constituency Labour Party and a member of Nottinghamshire County Council from 1989 to 1993, and worked as an assistant to Alan Meale from 1987 to 1990 add something


1990

In 1990 she became political officer for the GMB trade union Midland and East Coast region add something


2004

She served as chair of the East Midlands Regional Labour Party and was second on the Labour Party list for the European Parliament in the 2004 elections to the European Parliament in East Midlands add something


2006

On 1 January 2006 she was appointed to replace the late Phillip Whitehead as a member of the European Parliament for East Midlands add something

 

In July 2006 she was elected to the position of Chief Whip of the Labour MEPs in the European Parliament add something


2009

In January 2009 she was elected as the Leader of the Labour MEPs, replacing Gary Titley who had resigned the post add something


2014

Willmott launched her East Midlands re-election campaign in May 2014 "promising to help people struggling with the cost of living" add something

 

In October 2014, Willmott received the Outstanding Leadership award from the Belgian Association of Clinical Research Professionals for her work on clinical trials legislation add something


2015

Willmott was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Dissolution Honours Lists on 27th August 2015 add something

 

Willmott was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Dissolution Honours Lists on 27 August 2015 add something


2017

She was honoured with a 'thank you' dinner on 4 November 2017 which celebrated her career and contribution to the Labour Party and European politics; the dinner was attended by Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Labour Party as well as former leader Ed Miliband add something