Leader of the Labour Members of the European Parliament
Richard Corbett is the Leader of the Labour Members of the European Parliament, part of the centre-left Socialists & Democrats group. First elected as an MEP in 1996, Richard has represented Yorkshire & the Humber since 1999. As Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party, Richard attends shadow cabinet meetings and is a member of Labour’s National Executive Committee. Richard is also Vice Chair of the UK European Movement and also Chair in the European Parliament of the Labour Movement for Europe. He sits on Committees including Constitutional Affairs and Fisheries, and is a member of cross-party intergroups on anti-racism and diversity, and animal welfare.