Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne
Baroness Nicholson was the Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for the South East region of England 1999 – 2009. During her time at the European Parliament, she served as Vice President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Defence and Security Policy and is Rapporteur for Iraq and Romania. She was a member of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunities and sat on two EU delegations. Baroness Nicholson was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Torridge and West Devon 1987 – 1997 and was Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party for four years. Her charitable work includes Trusteeship of the Booker Prize for English fiction literature. Baroness Nicholson has been appointed as first Special Envoy for the World Health Organisation to work on peace, health and development in the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean region.
Carole Tongue was, from 1984-1999, a Member of the European Parliament serving on various committees and was the Parliament’s spokeswoman on the European Car Industry and on Public Service Broadcasting. Carole Tongue is now a consultant at Citigate Public Affairs. She is also a Visiting Professor at the London Institute. She is a consultant to a film production company and a member of an EU High Level Group in Cultural Diversity in the Audiovisual Sector. She was recently appointed to serve on the Professional Conduct Committee of the General Medical Council.