Membership of the UK Delegation

39 European countries, including all EU and European NATO member states, were represented by parliamentary delegations to the European Security and Defence Assembly

The UK Delegation, which included members of both Houses, was appointed by the Prime Minister on 10 November 2010.  The party distribution reflected the composition of the House of Commons.

Membership of the UK Delegation from 10 November 2010 until the closure of the Assembly on 30 June 2011 was as follows:

Full members Party European political
Mr Robert Walter MP (Leader) Con EDG
Mr Brian Binley MP Con EDG
Mr Christopher Chope MP Con EDG
Mr James Clappison MP Con EDG
Ann Coffey MP Lab SOC
Earl of Dundee Con EDG
Baroness Eccles  Con EDG
Paul Flynn MP Lab SOC
Mr Sam Gyimah MP Con EDG
Mr Mike Hancock MP Lib ALDE
Mr Jim Hood MP Lab SOC
Sir Alan Meale MP Lab SOC
Baroness Emma Nicholson Lib


Sandra Osborne MP Lab SOC
Claire Perry MP Con EDG
Lord Prescott Lab SOC
Jim Sheridan MP Lab SOC
Lord Tomlinson Lab SOC
Alternate members Party European political
Lord Anderson Lab SOC
Mr Joe Benton MP Lab SOC
Nicholas Boles MP Con EDG
Lord Boswell  Con EDG
Michael Connarty MP Lab SOC
Geraint Davies MP Lab SOC
Jim Dobbin MP Lab SOC
Mr Jeffrey Donaldson MP DUP EDG
Sir Roger Gale MP Con EDG
Lord Glentoran Con EDG
Mr Oliver Heald MP Con EDG
Lord Inglewood Con EDG
Mr Charles Kennedy MP Lib ALDE
Mr Edward Leigh MP Con EDG
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger MP Con EDG
Yasmin Qureshi MP Lab SOC
Amber Rudd MP Con EDG
Mr Virendra Sharma MP Lab SOC
European Political Groups:
EDG - the Federated Group of Christian Democrats and European Democrats;
SOC - the Socialist Group;
ALDE - the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

Related links:

UK Delegation to the European Security and Defence Assembly in the 2005-10 Parliament

European Security and Defence Assembly