Fiona Hall was the Lib Dem MEP for the North East from 2004 until 2014 and leader of the UK Lib Dem MEPs 2009-2014. Since 2014 she has been working in paid and voluntary roles as an advisor on EU energy efficiency and climate policy. She helped to put in place effective climate and energy targets for 2030 and successfully lobbied to get Commission backing for zero EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
As an MEP, Fiona worked constantly to represent the interests of the people of the North East, supporting campaigners and local businesses on issues ranging from lorry design to electric charging points and unfair trading. In this time of terrible uncertainty, it will be even more important to have an MEP who sticks up for their region.
Fiona is committed to stopping Brexit – and, just as importantly, to moving forward and healing the Leave/Remain divide. She will work with those of other parties and none to solve the underlying causes of Brexit: job insecurity, the undercutting of wages, the widening chasm between rich and poor, and the failure to invest in local public services.
Fiona says: “Our society is broken. We have a lot of work to do in the UK to restore cohesion and make sure that the economic and social benefits of being in the EU are enjoyed by everyone.
“This task is extremely urgent. Rapid change is needed to tackle the climate emergency. This change must bring positive improvements for everyone – including cleaner air, warmer homes and better health.”