Jacqueline Foster MEP

On June 4th 2009, Jacqueline was elected as one of three Conservative MEPs for the North West of England. Jacqueline is the Conservative Party's Spokesman on the Transport & Tourism Committee, a position she also held between 1999 and 2004, and the Environment Committee.

In addition, Jacqueline is Vice President of the Sky & Space Parliamentary Intergroup and is also Vice President of the Animal Welfare Parliamentary Intergroup.

Prior to her being elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Jacqueline worked in the Airline Industry for British Airways for more than 20 years.

For 10 years, Jacqueline was also Deputy General Secretary of the Independent Airline Trades Union, Cabin Crew '89, where she specialised in UK employment law and negotiated employment contracts and industrial agreements. She also spent four years working in Austria for a UK travel company as an area manager, responsible for its Austrian operation.

Unfortunately, she was not returned to the Parliament in 2004 and became a Consultant and Advisor in Brussels to the Aviation, Aerospace & Defence industries, representing the interests of major companies in the UK and Europe to ensure that they could continue to compete globally.

Jacqueline was born and educated in Liverpool and now lives in Oxton Village, Wirral. Her hobbies include tennis and skiing and she enjoys exercising her two Bouvier dogs, called Will and Grace.

Last updated: May 2012

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Sajjad Karim MEP

Sajjad was elected to Pendle Borough Council in May 1994, where he served for eight years holding key chairmanships and vice chairmanships.  In June 2004, he was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for the North West of England. He serves on the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade and is Rapporteur on EU-India Trade Relations. He is also a member of the European Parliament's Sub-Committee on Human Rights.