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Honorary Professor appointed Life Peer

26 Tachwedd 2010

Eluned Morgan and Dr Helen CoxhallEluned Morgan (sitting) pictured with Dr Helen Coxhall during a visit to the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

A University Honorary Distinguished Professor and former Welsh MEP has been appointed as a member of the House of Lords.

Eluned Morgan, former Labour MEP for Mid and West Wales and Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of European Studies, has been awarded a life peerage in recognition of her work as a MEP and low carbon energy.

She becomes a Labour peer, along with other illustrious names such as the writer and broadcaster Dame Joan Bakewell DBE.

Professor David Boucher, Head of the School of European Studies said: "Eluned’s elevation to the House of Lords is a fitting recognition of her outstanding success as an MEP.

"The upper chamber will benefit considerably from her presence. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with her in her capacity within the School of European Studies."

In her role as a Distinguished Professor, Eluned Morgan is a regular visitor to the University and has spoken at a number of research seminars in the School including delivering a lecture entitled ' What's left of the left in Europe?'

As well as formal events, she has also taken time to speak to Politics undergraduate students on life as an MEP.

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Leader of the Opposition, said: "I am delighted with the new Labour peers that will be joining our team in the House of Lords. They are all excellent appointments and they will be working peers who will actively hold the government to account.

"They were chosen for their experience across a broad range of fields, and I am sure that they will add to the work of Parliament."

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