A hard-working, campaigning champion in Europe
Welcome to my website and thank-you for taking an interest in my work as your Labour Member of the European Parliament, working hard to make a difference for my East of England constituency and on key issues where I have political responsibility from fighting poverty and discrimination to promoting sustainable business to building democracy and human rights in the wider world.
Brought up in a single parent family on a council housing estate and the product of comprehensive education, it is a huge privilege to serve as your representative in Europe. As a former disability rights worker and eleven years a Harlow councillor, I will always try to put local people and local organisations first.
Now based in Cambridge with my partner Diana and our two children, my commitment is to faithfully represent all six counties of the East of England and I travel extensively around the region, always willing to meet individuals and organisations locally whenever possible.
I believe only Labour can protect the jobs and business which result from our membership of the European Union, forge constructive links with colleagues from different countries and parties to promote British interests, whilst securing key reforms on behalf of my constituents, our country and for a better Europe for all.
Press and Constituency Assistant to Richard Howitt MEP
£28,482.80 Based in Cambridge
Much more than a Press Officer....!
This post organises all of Richard’s intensive programme of constituency activities responsible for liaising with a wide range of individuals and organisations throughout the East of England.
You will need to be creative, dogged, well organised, highly committed and enjoy the challenges of working to multiple priorities whilst able to meet strict deadlines.
As a press officer you will have a good understanding of news value, excellent written and spoken communication, IT and social media skills.
You will be flexible and able to demonstrate the same level of enthusiasm whether helping Richard assist a local community group in a small rural village or promoting an issue of global significance in an international institution.
Please DON’T apply for this post unless you are strongly committed to the Labour Party, willing to make this job your own exclusive political activity and willing to make a long-term commitment to Richard’s constituency based in the Cambridge area.
Continuous availability out-of-hours is essential and regular evening and weekend working involved. The grading of this post and generous holiday entitlement is offered in recognition of this.
Richard doesn’t require that you laugh at his (bad) jokes but he enjoys a sense of humour –and so should you.
Richard is a senior Labour MEP working at a high level in the Labour Party and in the European Parliament. If you want to contribute to Labour and European politics by helping his success, please DO apply for this post.
Please download the application pack here:
or alternatively by post to: Labour European Office, Unit 3, Frohock House, 222 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3NF.
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: Monday 24th November 2014 at 9am, for interviews due to be held on Monday 8th December 2014.
24.10.14 Suffolk Euro MP joins The Prince's Trust to help unemployed Ipswich youngsters enter their 'Dragons' Den'
A group of young people from the Ipswich area not in education or jobs today (Friday 24 October 2014) completed a special week-long project run by The Prince's Trust that offers advice, skills and mentoring to set up their own businesses, get into self employment and unleash their entrepreneurial spirit.
The budding entrepreneurs had a special session on opportunities in Europe with Suffolk Euro MP Richard Howitt, who has campaigned in support of a new European scheme to guarantee young people employment or training at a time when three quarters of a million young people in the UK are not in jobs or education.
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