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Carole TONGUE

member of the European Parliament

Carole TONGUE, British Member of the European Parliament. Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Background

TONGUE, Carole was born on October 14, 1955 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Daughter of Walter Archer Tongue and Muriel Esther (née Boyes).

Education

Brentwood County High School, 1967-1974. Loughborough University, Bachelor of Arts Honours. Politics and French, 1974-1977.

Spoken languages: French, German, Spanish.

Career

Member of the European Parliament for London East, since 1984, Socialist Group. Deputy Leader of the British Labour MEPs, 1989-1990. Member: Co-operative Party. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, END, SERA, Council of ISDD. Trade union memberships: Union for Manufacturing, Science and Finance, General and Municipal Boilermakers Union. Administrator/Secretary.

Works

  • Articles in House Magazine, since 1988. Where Labour is Conservative, New Socialist, 1988. Articles on Europe, electoral reform.

Religion

Quaker Attender.

Membership

Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Recreations: music - piano/cello, horse riding, tennis, all the arts. Economic and industrial policy, car and electronic industries, environment, peace and disarmament, equal opporunities.