Anneliese Dodds has been elected as Labour’s MEP for the South East region and will take over from Peter Skinner who is standing down after 20 years.
Anneliese, a university lecturer, campaigned across the South East pledging to reform the EU from within.
Anneliese Dodds said: “I’m honoured to have been elected as an MEP for the South East of England.
"I will spend the months to come making sure our region gets the best from Europe, and that the European Union is reformed so it focuses on the growth and jobs we desperately need in this region.
“These European results, and the local election results, show that in every single county of the South East, Labour’s message – on housing, on zero hours contracts, on childcare – is connecting with people.
“The European Union is seen by many as a distant decision making body but I am determined to be a visible presence and make sure peoples’ voices are heard.”
Anneliese will officially take up the role on the 1st July.