Jacqueline Foster

MEP for North West England

On May 22nd 2014, Jacqueline was re-elected as one of two 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.

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

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 golf, tennis and skiing and she enjoys exercising her two Bouvier dogs

She is a member of the Carlton Club in London, the Royal Aeronautical Society - Brussels Branch and the European Aviation Club in Brussels.

During her first term (1999-2004), Jacqueline was also the Parliament Group negotiator on Zimbabwe, as a Member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, and actively supported and liaised with the Foot & Mouth Committee of Inquir
Jacqueline was the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Peterborough in 1997 and for Newham South, East London in 1992.

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