Deputy Leader of the Conservative MEPs
Spokesman on Transport and Tourism (specialises in aviation)
In May 2014, Jacqueline Foster was re-elected as a Conservative MEP for the North West of England. Jacqueline is the Conservative Spokesman on the Transport and Tourism Committee and is also Deputy Leader of the Conservative MEPs.
Jacqueline specialises in aviation and is also responsible for the maritime, road and rail sectors which are key industries for the UK. In addition, she works very closely with the hugely successful British car industry.
Jacqueline is not a newcomer to the European Parliament having been elected to it on two previous occasions between 1999-2004 and 2009-2014.
• Vice President of the Animal Welfare Parliamentary Intergroup;
• Vice President of the Sky & Space Parliamentary Intergroup;
• A member of the EU-US Parliamentary Delegation with the United States, and
• Vice President of the Australia/New Zealand Parliamentary Delegation.
Between 2004 and 2009, Jacqueline was a consultant for Airbus and then became Head of European Affairs for ASD (Aerospace, Space and Defence industries of Europe), representing the interests of major companies in the UK and Europe to ensure that they could continue to compete globally.
Prior to being elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Jacqueline worked in the airline industry for British Airways for more than 20 years.
Jacqueline is a member of the Carlton Club in London, the Royal Aeronautical Society (Brussels Branch) and the European Aviation Club in Brussels. She was the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Peterborough in 1997 and for Newham South, East London in 1992.
When she is not working, Jacqueline enjoys playing golf and exercising her two (rather adorable) dogs, Lollipop and Joo Joo.
NB: Jacqueline Foster has been at the forefront of the debate on all aviation related legislation since she was first elected in 1999 such as, Aviation Security (post-9/11), Aviation Safety, Airspace, Operational and Open Skies legislation and consumer legislation etc.
She was the Rapporteur (draftsman) of the Report on RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) – ‘drones’ – which completed its journey through the European Parliament in September 2015.
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