Aislinn Robbie, Parliamentary Assistant
Christopher Ruff, Parliamentary Assistant
Colin Bartie, Political Advisor
Patricia Bartie, Constituency Assistant
I do not contract or employ any family members.
Jointly with other Labour MEPs I also employ a political officer based in Brussels.
Labour Members of the European Parliament are committed to the highest standard of propriety. As of the July 2009 parliamentary mandate EPLP members have agreed to publish online Quarterly General Expenditure Accounts, including information relating to their staffing complement, and travel and subsistence claims. See: http://www.eurolabour.org.uk/transparency
Labour MEPs’ general expenditure and secretarial allowances are reviewed through an audit process carried out by an independent qualified accountant who provided the EPLP with a signed letter testifying tha the allowances have been spent in accordance with the Parliament rules and he EPLP’s own quidelines. For my Audit Certificate please follow this link.