Emma McClarkin MEP

Conservative Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands Region

Emma is the youngest Member of the European Parliament representing the UK. She was born and brought up in Stroud, Gloucestershire and was educated at her local grammar school, Stroud Girls High School. Emma graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Law and went on to work as a Legal Clerk in a law firm.

Having been an activist for the Party from a young age, Emma has always been passionate about politics. After working in Law, Emma decided to become more involved in Politics, and has been working for the Conservative Party in the East Midlands Region in various roles for about 10 years.

Directly before being elected in 2009, Emma worked for the Rugby Football Union as their Government Relations Executive, working with both MPs and MEPs to promote the sport on a local, national and international stage.

Emma is now one of five elected MEPs for the East Midlands region. Since elected, Emma has been appointed Conservative Spokesman on the Culture and Education and Sport Committee in the European Parliament, as well as being a member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee and International Trade Committees. Emma is also Co-Treasurer for the ECR group.

Outside of work Emma’s interests include walking, the countryside and photography. Emma is a keen sports fan and rugby follower, and also enjoys kayaking and skiing. But politics is her passion and most of the time she is keeping up to date with current affairs or supporting Party events up and down the region.

Emma is also a supporter for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and has raised money with her family in memory of her mother who died of the disease. Emma has also completed four High Peak Hikes with High Peak Conservative MP Andrew Bingham to raise awareness for Breakthrough and local charities.