Julie Ward (politician)

Julie Ward
Member of the European Parliament
for North West England
Assumed office
22 May 2014
Preceded by Chris Davies
Personal details
Born (1957-03-07) 7 March 1957
Ripon, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Political party Labour
Alma mater Newcastle University

Julie Ward (born 7 March 1957) is a British Member of the European Parliament for the North West England region for the Labour Party. She was elected in 2014.[1]

Ward campaigns against violence against women, organizing events for One Billion Rising.[2]

Before being elected as an MEP, Ward was part of an international delegation to Belfast to discuss the role of the arts in peace processes[3] and ran a social enterprise.[4]

European Parliament

She was third on the Labour Party list for the European Parliament in the 2014 elections to the European Parliament and was elected with Labour taking a third seat from the Lib Dems in the North West England region.

In 2016, Ward moved her constituency office from Cumbria to Manchester, sacking two of her office staff shortly before they became eligible for statutory redundancy pay.[5]

Committee and delegations memberships

As of 2014, Ward sits or (is a substitute) on the following Committees and Delegations

Personal life

Ward has a Masters degree in Education and International Development from Newcastle University, graduating from an adult learning course in 2012.[2]


  1. "vote 2014 – North West". BBC. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  2. 1 2 About Julie Ward (2015)
  3. "Julie Ward MEP". eurolabour.org. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  4. "North West European Region". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  5. "HP Sauce". Private Eye (1426). 2 September 2016. p. 9.

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