Liz Lynne

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Person.png Liz Lynne   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Born1948-01-22
Woking
NationalityBritish
PartyLiberal Democrat
A member of the European Parliament

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Rochdale

In office
9 April 1992 - 1 May 1997
Preceded byCyril Smith
Succeeded byLorna Fitzsimons
Elizabeth Lynne (born 22 January 1948, Woking) is a British MEP for West Midlands from Liberal Democrats.


Affiliations

Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Nothing to declare.[1]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

Paid Functions or Activities:

  • Occasional remuneration from TV and radio appearances.

Further Information:

  • Member of the European Parliament's Voluntary Pension Scheme.[2]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

  • Voted in favour of the directive on "establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy" (A5-0027/2000). The directive covers all water management aspects in order to achieve a 'good status' of all waters by 2015.[3]
  • Voted against the directive on "national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants" (A5-0063/2000). The amendment allows setting less ambitious national emission ceilings for sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia (NH3) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), which would result in more damage to human health and the environment.[4]
  • Voted against the Commission White Paper on "Strategy for a future Chemicals Policy" (A5-0356/2001). The amendment helps avoid the necessary precautionary approach towards some chemical substances that are not proven to be completely safe.[5]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on "waste electrical and electronic equipment" (A5-0100/2002). The amendment sets higher reuse and recycling rates for IT and telecommunication equipment.[6] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted in favour of the report on "Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network" (A5-0135/2002). The Trans-European Network of Transport (TEN-T) is a network of so-called 'transport corridors' through Europe. This amendment calls for a full Strategic Environmental Assessment of these transport corridors and calls on the Commission to improve methods for analysing the environmental and economic impact of the TEN-T.[7]
  • Voted in favour of the regulation concerning "traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms" (A5-0229/2002). The amendment allows customers the right to choose GM free food.[8]
  • Voted against the report towards a "thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides" (A5-0061/2003). The amendment proposes to ban or severely restrict use of pesticides in areas around sources of drinking water and nature protected zones.[9]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on "environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage" (A5-0145/2003). According to the amendment, polluters have to pay for environmental clean-up, and it supports an EU-wide regime which makes polluters liable for the damage they cause to wildlife, water and land.[10]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on restructuring the "Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity" (A5-0302/2003). The amendment aims at giving tax benefits to environmentally friendly sources of energy, which would make them cheaper and more competitive to conventional (more polluting) sources of energy. It also gives tax benefits to environmentally friendly uses of energy for transport, for instance trains.[11] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted in favour of the amendment on Bulgaria’s progress towards accession (A5-0105/2004). The report objects to extending the life of the nuclear power stations in Bulgaria.[12]

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Actress (1966-1989).
  • Speech consultant (1988-1992; 1997-1999).
  • Vice-President, Liberal Democrat Action Group for Electoral Reform (1992-1999).
  • Member, Federal Policy Committee (1997-1999).
  • MP for Rochdale (1992-1997).
  • Liberal Democrat spokesperson on health and community care (1992-1994); social security and disability (1994-1997).
  • Secretary, All-Party Pensioners Group (1992-1997).
  • Secretary, All-Party Textile Group (1992-1997).
  • Vice-Chair, All-Party Group on Kashmir (1992-1997).
  • Co-Chair, All-Party Breast Cancer Group (1993-1997).
  • Vice-Chair, All-Party Child Support Monitoring Group (1993-1997).
  • Chair, Indonesian Co-ordination Group, British Section of Amnesty International (1972-1979).
  • Chair of a Citizens' Advice Bureau (1982-1984).
  • Chair, Alliance for Community Care (1989-1992).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1999).

Resources



References

  1. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Elizabeth Lynne, 30 June 2009, accessed 05 November 2009.
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Elizabeth Lynne, 14 January 2009, accessed 10 February 2009.
  3. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  4. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  5. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  6. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  7. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  8. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  9. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  10. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  11. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  12. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.