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Emma McClarkin

Emma McClarkin
Member of the European Parliament
for East Midlands
Assumed office
4 June 2009
Preceded by Chris Heaton-Harris
Personal details
Born (1978-10-09) 9 October 1978
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Bournemouth University.

Emma McClarkin (born 9 October 1978 in Stroud, Gloucestershire) is a British politician, and Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands region for the Conservative Party.

Early life and education

McClarkin was brought up in Stroud and the local grammar school, Stroud Girls High School. She graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Law and went on to work as a Legal Clerk in a law firm.[1]

Immediately prior to being elected, McClarkin worked for the Rugby Football Union as their Government Relations Executive.[2]

Political career

Having been a member of the Conservative Party from an early age, after working in the Law she decided it was time to become more involved, and worked for the Party in the East Midlands Region both as Press Officer to the Conservative Party's East Midlands MEPs and as Political Advisor to Roger Helmer MEP in the European Parliament in Brussels.[3]

European Parliament: 2009-present

McClarkin was first elected at the European election, 2009 as a Conservative Party MEP[1] making her, at the age of 30, the youngest British MEP.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Meet your new Euro-MPs", Hucknall Dispatch, 12 June 2009
  2. ^ "Emma McClarkin".  
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  4. ^ Williamson, Marie (19 August 2009). "Emma tackles the issues". Sleaford Target ( 

External links

  • Official site
  • European Parliament website
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