Rebecca Taylor MEP – MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber
MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber
|Education:||University in Sheffield and Leeds|
Rebecca Taylor was born and raised in Todmorden, West Yorkshire and went to university in Sheffield and Leeds. Rebecca’s immediate family all live in Yorkshire.
Rebecca is a third generation Liberal Democrat activist whose grandparents joined the party in the 1950s. Rebecca has previously campaigned in local, general and European elections for the Liberal Democrats in Yorkshire and the Humber. In the 2010 general election, she stood for Parliament in Rotherham.
Rebecca’s professional background is in the health sector. She has more than 10 years experience in health, including working with patients to help improve NHS services, doing health policy research and helping health sector organisations with their communications. Rebecca’s areas of interest in health are malnutrition, childhood obesity, older people’s health, vaccination, and health inequalities.
Investment and employment are key issues for Rebecca in Yorkshire and the Humber, especially helping young people begin their working life. Her priorities are ensuring that the region takes advantage of EU employment programmes and working with businesses across the region to sell products and services in new European markets.
Her third priority will be to use her background in health to improve public health and tackle the health inequalities that exist in Yorkshire and the Humber.
In her spare time, Rebecca likes to run, cycle, cook, read, go to the cinema and spend time with her family, in particular her 6 year old niece.