Mary Honeyball

Mary Honeyball, an author and former British MEP for the Labour Party. She was first elected to the European Parliament in 2000 after being involved in British politics for three decades. She graduated from Somerville College, Oxford with a degree in Modern History and has a range of senior management experience in the voluntary and non-governmental sector. Honeyball was shadow rapporteur on the Reda Report on Copyright for the S&D group, and has been a strong advocate for the fair remuneration of creators in the recent EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. As an MEP for 19 years, she was heavily involved in major legislative initiatives for the creative industries as a leading player. She was a member of the Legal Affairs Committee amongst others. She also has a range of senior management experience in the non-governmental sector.


Mary was a prominent activist against Brexit, working with the campaign for a People’s Vote and regularly appearing in the media to discuss the issue of Brexit and its impact on the UK.