Clare Moody (politician)

Clare Miranda Moody
Member of the European Parliament
for South West England
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1965-10-30) 30 October 1965[1]
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire[1]
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Residence Salisbury, Wiltshire
Occupation Trade union official

Clare Miranda Moody (born 30 October 1965) is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South West England region for the Labour Party. She was elected in 2014.

Early and working life

Moody was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire[1] and brought up in Burford, Oxfordshire, by parents who were Conservative Party activists. Her father has been Mayor of Burford.[2]

Moody started work at the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union, and through a series of union amalgamations became a regional officer for Unite the Union in Bournemouth. She lives in Salisbury.[2][3]

European Parliament

In the 2004 European Parliament election she stood in for the South West England region in fourth position on the Labour list, which did not yield a seat.[2]

In the May 2014 elections for the European Parliament, she was elected as an MEP in South West England for the Labour Party, being the lead candidate on the Labour list.[4] On 1 July 2014, the start of her mandate, she was appointed a full member of the Parliament's Committee on Budgets.[1]

Moody supported the remain platform in the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum,[5] and afterwards argued against a United Kingdom invocation of Article 50 to start the EU withdrawal process in 2016 or 2017 to allow more negotiating time.[6] In June 2016 Moody called for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to stand down as part of the 2016 leadership challenge.[7]

Other political activities

Moody stood in the 2005 general election for Labour in the Salisbury constituency.[2]

During Gordon Brown's premiership she worked in 10 Downing Street.[2]

In 2012 Moody stood as Police and crime commissioner for Labour in Wiltshire, reaching the second voting round.[8][9]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Clare MOODY". Europa. European Parliament. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Sarah O'Grady (22 March 2010). "Tory roots of Brown's aide Clare Moody". Daily Express. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  3. "Contact us - Unite in the South West". Unite the Union. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  4. "vote 2014 - South West". BBC. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  5. "Should we stay in the EU? MEP Clare Moody will say 'yes' at a Taunton meeting". Somerset County Gazette. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. "'Hard Brexit' will 'blow a hole' in the economy, warns Labour MEP". The Herald. Plymouth. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  7. "South West MEP backs calls for Jeremy Corbyn to stand down". The Herald. Plymouth. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  8. "Union boss throws hat in ring for police post". The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  9. "Wiltshire police and crime commissioner results". BBC. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
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