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Alex Mayer confirmed as Labour MEP for East


By Gemma Gardner


Alex Mayer. Picture: Keith Heppell
Alex Mayer. Picture: Keith Heppell

Alex Mayer has been confirmed as the new Labour MEP for the East of England, replacing Richard Howitt.

Mr Howitt stood down after 22 years earlier this month. Ms Mayer previously worked for the British Heart Foundation and has managed Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner’s parliamentary office since he was elected in 2015.

She said: “It’s an honour and privilege to become Labour MEP for Eastern Region.

“After the tremendous disappointment of the Brexit vote, in many ways this is a strange time to be entering the European Parliament.

“However, there is an important job of work to be done. As your MEP, I’ll stand up for progressive values, I’ll work to get the best deal we can for the East of England - particularly when it comes to protecting jobs, the economy and living standards in our region.”

“I pay tribute to my good friend and colleague Richard Howitt who I am replacing. I know I have big shoes to fill.”



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