Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Rebecca Taylor and I have just become (this week...) the Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament (MEP./Euro MP) for Yorkshire and the Humber. I replace Diana Wallis who stepped down in January.
I grew up in Yorkshire; I was born and raised in Todmorden and went to University in Sheffield and Leeds. My immediate family all still live in Yorkshire and within a month or so, I will too (I'm moving to Leeds at Easter).
I also worked in Brussels for a number of years, so I know my way round the Brussels corridors. I hope this combination of local roots and Brussels experience will serve me well and enable me to do a good job representing the people of Yorkshire and the Humber in the European Parliament.
I am currently setting up my offices (in Brussels and Hull) and hope that this will be done by the end of the month. If you would like to contact me in the meantime, please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Any job vacancies for my offices will be publicly advertised on this blog and on other appropriate websites/media.
I'm now in Gateshead for the Lib Dem party conference, so I'd better go and pick up my registration pack.