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.
16.01.2015 Essex 'Living Wage' Employer Leads Way To "Fairer" Society
Essex Euro MP Richard Howitt today (Friday 16 January 2014) dropped in on Swan House Foyer, a Basildon scheme run by Swan Housing, that provides supported accommodation for single young people aged 16 to 24. The foyer provides housing and support for those who require support to live independently and helps them gain access to training, education or apprenticeships.
Richard Howett MEP met with three Swan Housing apprentices who have benefited from Swan's foyer facilities. Two of these are currently training as a support worker and in Swan's Business Intelligence Unit specialising in IT....... read more