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Thank you for visiting my website. You may be aware I have now resigned as a Member of the European Parliament. A full statement can be found here

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Diana Wallis Profile

Diana Wallis MEP, Strasbourg 2009

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  • Article: Apr 16, 2012

    Thank you for visiting my website. You may have be aware I have now resigned as a Member of the European Parliament. A full statement can be found here

    This website will remain in place as a record of my work as an MEP.

    You can follow my latest activities:



  • Article: Jan 27, 2012

    Stewart Arnold's full statement on declining MEP post:

    "After a full consideration, I have made the decision not to take up the post of MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber. One of the contributory factors of Diana's resignation was her illness (as outlined in her letter of resignation) and I decided in the short term to give her the support she needs and not to take up the seat which would inevitably involve long periods away from home. I notified the Party on Thursday morning.

  • Article: Jan 24, 2012

    The full version of Diana's resignation letter:

    Dear friend

    This is not an easy letter to write to inform you of my decision to resign as your Member of the European Parliament. You may have seen various reports in the press. I had hoped that this letter would have come to you first but unfortunately others decided to release the news in advance of what I was informed would officially be the case.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2012
    Diana has announced her resignation from the European Parliament. In a statement issued within the past few minutes she says:
    "I have been in the European Parliament twelve years and I think that is time enough. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and it was truly a huge privilege; especially to serve as a Vice President of Parliament for the last five years. However, I think all of us, whatever our professions, need to turn a new page from time to time.
  • Presidential debate
    Article: Jan 17, 2012

    Diana has posted her 'thank you' as her bid to become the next President of the European Parliament ended in disappointment today.

    The favoured candidate, the German Socialist, Martin Schulz polled 387 votes, with Nerj Deva, a British Tory, winning 142 votes and Diana, who stood as an independent, getting 141. This was the best ever showing by an Independent candidate in an election for the President of the European Parliament.

    The successful candidate needed at least 336, or an absolute majority of votes, for victory. A total of 670 valid votes were cast with 29 being 'spoilt'.

  • Diana with supporters and signatures
    Article: Jan 9, 2012
    Buoyed by an online poll which puts her on an astonishing 88% of the votes cast so far, local Euro MP Diana Wallis takes her campaign to be become the European Parliament's next President or Speaker into the new year. With the election proper just two weeks away, an online poll for the Debating Europe website (Who should be the next President of the European Parliament? | Debating Europe) has Diana well ahead of the other two candidates with 144 votes out of the 164 cast thus far.
  • Battery hens ()
    Article: Dec 22, 2011
    EU Commissioner John Dalli has revealed that action has already begun at European level to punish Member States who have made little or no effort to conform to new egg welfare laws.
    The Commissioner said that letters have already been sent to Member States informing them they will be taken to court for failing to comply with laws to outlaw battery cages.
  • Diana at Karma Nirvana
    Article: Dec 19, 2011

    On Friday Diana visited the HQ of Karma Nirvana, a registered charity which operates nationally, supporting victims and survivors of forced marriages and honour based violence. The visit coincides with the launch of the public consultation on whether forced marriages should be considered a specific criminal offence.

  • Door handles
    Article: Dec 17, 2011

    Diana has set out her manifesto for her candidacy in the race to become the next President of the European Parliament. Diana was joined by MEPs supporting her campaign at a press conference in the Strasbourg parliament. The election will take place on 17th January 2012.

    Diana said at the press conference:

  • School pupils
    Article: Dec 13, 2011

    Diana has warmly welcomed the additional money to be given by the government to schools in the Yorkshire & the Humber region to help them support children from deprived backgrounds.

    The Department for Education has announced that England's most disadvantaged pupils will benefit from £600 each in 'Pupil Premium' next year, an increase of £112 for each pupil and making total of £1.25 billion nationally in 2012-13.

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