Emma McClarkin is a Conservative Party Member of the European Parliament, representing the East Midlands in the UK. She was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 and is Britain's youngest standing MEP.
Emma is the Conservative spokesperson for Culture, Education, Media and Sport. She works on the Culture and Education Committee, the Internal Market Committee and the International Trade Committee. She is also the Conservative Party Chief Whip in the European Parliament and is Treasurer for the broader European Conservatives and Reformists Group.
Currently Emma has been heavily involved in some new areas of work. She has been at the forefront of legislation covering the Professional Qualifications Directive, allowing easier mobility of professionals across Europe. She has worked on the Clinical Trials Regulation as well as on the new research programme "Horizon 2020".
In her work on the International Trade committee, Emma is following negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and is keen to speed up these talks, while ensuring that the EU also focuses on trade deals with other third countries.
Outside of work her interests include walking, the countryside and photography. She is also a keen rugby follower and enjoys watersports when she can.