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Was a British Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Yorkshire and the Humber.
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ENG: Diana Paulette Wallis (born 28 June 1954 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire) was a British Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Yorkshire and the Humber. Wallis was first elected in 1999 and re-elected in 2004 and in 2009. She resigned her seat in January 2012. Political career Wallis was elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament 2000–2004 and then following the resignation of Chris Davies MEP she was re-elected Leader in 2006 a post she held till January 2007. She then became the first British female of any political persuasion in twenty years to be elected to the post of Vice President of the European Parliament, as well as being the first British Liberal Democrat to do so. Until Spring 2007, she was Chairwoman of the ...
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Diana Wallis MEP's husband Stewart Arnold declines seat

The husband of a Yorkshire and Humber MEP has decided not to take her seat when she steps down next month. A row when it was announced that, as second on the Liberal Democrat list of candidates at the last European elections, Stewart Arnold could take the seat vacated by Diana Wallis. On Friday, Mr Arnold said he had decided not to take up the post. Ms Wallis resigned owing to the illness and Mr Arnold said he wanted to concentrate on supporting his wife. The seat has instead been offered to 36-year-old Rebecca Taylor. When it was announced Mr Arnold could take over, fellow ...

Wallis denies rumours that she will drop presidency candidac

ALDE leader opposes bid by Diana Wallis but Wallis says she will continue ‘until the end'. Is Diana Wallis going to see through her candidacy for the presidency of the European Parliament? Or is she about to be bought off by the promise of a vice-presidency? Those are the questions being turned over repeatedly in the corridors and committee rooms of Brussels and Strasbourg. In theory, there are three declared candidates for the presidency of the Parliament at the election of 17 January. Martin Schulz, the leader of the centre-left Socialists and Democrats (S&D), is the ...

Liberal MEP Wallis runs for European Parliament presidency

British Liberal MEP Diana Wallis has announced she will stand for the presidency of the European Parliament as an independent candidate, in a bid to derail the deal struck behind closed doors by the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) and the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) to replace Jerzy Buzek at the end of his term in January. "I feel that there is a growing sense that whilst we talk much about democracy we seem to have a blind spot when it comes to the most important of our own internal elections,” Wallis said, adding that democratic ...

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Stewart Arnold statement on declining MEP post
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.
Diana announces her resignation from the European Parliament
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.

A LIFE EMBRACING CAUSESby Diana Wallis - Yorkshire & the Humber MEPThe most wonderful thing about the EP when you arrive there as a member is the endless issues and causes there are available to involve yourself in. You can use your role as a campaigner in your community on very local issues, or regional or national issues. Then in the role of rapporteur on a legislative file you can actually make law for 27 countries in 23 languages or you can go global and become involved in any number of international affairs and linkages through the work of Parliament's delegations. As you have to make choices, clearly most members will want to act where they find a particular issue or area where they have some previous interest, experience or some personal linkage. Over twelve years in the Parliament there were so many things I could reflect on but, by way of example only, let me take one personal and one international issue to illustrate the variety of a European parliamen
A proper common sales law for Europe's common market | Viviane Reding and Diana Wallis
The US has one – and now EU sales law will give businesses and consumers one internal market, instead of 27 contract lawsAt a time when Europe is confronting serious economic headwinds, the European Union is committed to helping consumers and businesses get the most out of a market that stretches 3,000km from Lisbon to Helsinki. That's why this week the European commission has proposed an optional common European sales law.In the past 20 years Europe's single market has brought huge benefits – lower air fares, a 70% cut in mobile roaming charges and a giant leap in cross-border trade – but customers and businesses are still not taking full advantage of a market of 500 million people. Only 9% of British consumers buy online from another member state and only 9.3% of businesses in the European Union sell across EU borders.This contrasts with the internal market in the US, where a trader in Maryland can easily sell his products to a consumer in Alaska. In contract law terms, the Uni

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