Jacqueline Foster

On June 4th 2009, Jacqueline was elected as one of three Conservative MEPs for the North West of England. Jacqueline was appointed the Conservative Party's Spokesman on the Transport & Tourism Committee and a Member of the Environment Committee.

In addition, Jacqueline is Vice President of the Animal Welfare Parliamentary Intergroup and Vice President of the Sky & Space Parliamentary Intergroup.

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 tennis and skiing and she enjoys exercising her two Bouvier dogs, called Ju Ju and Grace.

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 a member of the Parliament's Industry Committee, 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 Enquiry.

Jacqueline was the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Peterborough in 1997 and for Newham South, East London in 1992.

Jacqueline's aims 

  • To be "in Europe not run by Europe"
  • To keep the Pound.
  • To continue our pledge to crack down on fraud, fight federalism and oppose the creation of a European superstate.
  • To continue the fight against over regulation and to cut red tape - to enable North West employers, large and small, to succeed.
  • To continue to hold the European Commission and other European Institutions to account. 

See Also

Sajjad Karim

Sajjad was born and grew up in Lancashire, North West England. He has always had a strong interest in politics and at an early age campaigned for the local Conservative candidate in his home town.Sajjad went on to qualify as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1997 and became a partner in several specialist law practices across the North West of England, including his own practices in Pendle and Manchester.