Rosina is an experienced advocate for small business at the UK and European levels, having worked in two national trade associations. She has a track record of leading successful UK wide campaigns, including those in the creative sector where she worked to boost broadcaster investment in the regions, including Yorkshire.
Rosina has extensive knowledge of EU affairs and is committed to stopping Brexit and having the UK play a lead role in a reformed EU. She was a candidate for the European Parliament elections in 2014 and also took on Boris Johnson in the 2017 General Election.
Rosina grew up on the edge of the North York Moors and went to University in Leeds. She began her career in the Foreign Office and has degrees in modern European languages and international politics. Rosina has enjoyed the benefits that living, working and studying in Europe offer and is committed to ensuring that the next generation have the same opportunities.
Rosina is Chair of Governors at a primary school and has been a governor there for ten years. As part of her involvement in charity initiatives, Rosina led a project to link a local foodbank to fresh produce from nearby allotments. She has also raised money for charities focused on reducing homelessness and improving housing.
Her vision as an MEP is to protect jobs and businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber, work to tackle climate change and improve our security at home and abroad.