Belinda de Lucy

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Belinda de Lucy

Member of the European Parliament
for South East England
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Preceded byNirj Deva
Personal details
Born (1976-10-15) 15 October 1976 (age 43)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyBrexit
Spouse(s)Raymond McKeeve
Children4
ResidenceKnightsbridge, London, England
OccupationPolitician

Belinda Claire De Camborne Lucy (born 15 October 1976) is a British politician. She was elected as a Brexit Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for South East England in the 2019 European parliamentary election.

Early life[edit]

Belinda Claire De Camborne Lucy was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on 15 October 1976.[1][2] Her great-grandfather was Edward Selby Little, a missionary in China who was a co-founder of the resort town Guling, Jiangxi. She reports that she can speak Mandarin.[3][4][5]

Political career[edit]

She voted for Brexit in the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum and campaigned with the Leave Means Leave, and Ladies for Leave groups.[6][7] In the 2019 European parliamentary election, De Lucy stood as a candidate for the Brexit Party in the South East England constituency. She was fourth on her party's list, and was elected as one of its four MEPs in the constituency.[8][9] In the European Parliament, she is a member of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, and part of the delegation to the EU–Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Raymond McKeeve and they have four children. He is a private equity specialist and corporate finance partner at the law firm Jones Day.[10] She was a trustee of the charity Give Us Time, which was founded by former Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox in 2012.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belinda Claire De Camborne Lucy MEP". Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Belinda De Lucy". European Parliament. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  3. ^ "My grandma was a missionary in China". BBC News. 3 December 2003. Archived from the original on 27 February 2004. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  4. ^ Spurling, Hilary (27 March 2010). "China's magic mountain". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. ^ Hsu, Huan (4 April 2015). "In search of my family's buried treasure". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  6. ^ Morris, James (14 January 2019). "Brexit deal vote: Tensions rise outside Parliament as furious rows break out between Leavers and Remainers". London Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  7. ^ Evans, Greg (2 March 2019). "Brexit campaign 'Ladies for Leave' roasted for vowing to 'protect our children's votes'". The Independent. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  8. ^ "2019 European elections: List of candidates for the South East". BBC News. 28 April 2019. Archived from the original on 14 July 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  9. ^ "European elections 2019: Brexit Party tops South East poll". BBC News. 27 May 2019. Archived from the original on 19 June 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Mr Raymond McKeeve". University of Exeter. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  11. ^ "About". Give Us Time. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Give Us Time". Companies House. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.