Neena Gill

Neena Gill
Neena Gill
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Neena Gill
Member of the European Parliament
for West Midlands, UK
In office
Personal details
Political party Labour

Neena Gill was a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands for the Labour Party from 1999 to 2009.[1] Prior to becoming a Member of the European Parliament, she was Chief Executive of ASRA and the Newlon Housing Group. Gill sat on the Urban Housing intergroup in the European Parliament.



Gill was awarded her first degree by Liverpool Polytechnic (BA Hons Social Studies) in 1979 and a postgraduate professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Housing in 1986. She completed the London Business School senior executive programme in 1996. She is fluent in several Asian languages, Italian, and is currently studying French and German. She claims this has proved invaluable in promoting trade links with South Asia as part of her work as President of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with India, to which she was elected in 2007.[2][3]

Activities within the EP

Gill was a member of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP) which is a member of the Party of European Socialists (PES) in the European Parliament (EP).

She held the following appointments and interests:

  • President of EP Delegation for Relations with India (elected 2007)
  • President (2004–2007) of EP Delegation for Relations with South Asia and SAARC countries
  • Vice President (2002–2004) of EP Delegation for Relations with South Asia and SAARC countries
  • Member:
  • Member of the Legal Affairs Committee and a former member of the Budgets Committee
  • Ex-Officio member of the SAARC Delegation, 2007
  • Substitute Member:
  • ITRE Committee - Industry, Research and Energy: dealing with Information Society and Industry issues.
  • Delegation ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • Working on the following Reports and Opinions:
  • Rapporteur on Ambient Assisted Living ICT for ageing.
  • Opinion on Cultural Industries in Europe
  • Standing Rapporteur for EU Information and Communication Policy
  • Budget Rapporteur for ITRE Committee
  • Development Aid
  • Gender Equality
  • Member of European Parliament Informal Group:
  • Friends of the Commonwealth (Vice President)
  • Friends of Football (UEFA Sponsored)
  • European Gender Equality Network
  • Involved in the following horizontal working groups:
  • Innovation, Investment, Internal Market
  • Member of the Inter-groups:
  • Anti-Racism and Diversity (Vice President)
  • URBAN-Housing
  • SMEs
  • Sport
  • Trade Unions
  • Disability
  • Party of European Socialists (PES):
  • Auditor in the European Parliament
  • Former spokesperson on the budgets of other institutions
  • European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP):
  • Bureau Member (until end 2006)
  • Represents EPLP on the Labour National Policy Forum
  • Spokesperson responsible for sister-party delegation links
  • Spokesperson on Budgets and Link person to the Treasury
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee
  • Activities linking European Parliament with other bodies
  • Member of the Foreign Policy Centre Commission
  • Member of the Transatlantic Policy Network
  • Member of the European Energy Foundation
  • Link to British Council
  • Inter-Institutional Working Group (Commission, Council and the EP)
  • Working Party on Information and Communication Policy


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