Torfaen Constituency Labour Party

Welcome to the official website of the Torfaen Constituency Labour Party. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or require further information. Promoted by David Daniels on behalf of the Torfaen Labour Candidates at 50 Blaen Bran Close, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran, Torfaen NP44 1UU

Derek Vaughan MEP

Derek Vaughan MEPYour Voice in the European Parliament Since 2009

Derek Vaughan was elected as Labour Party Member of the European Parliament for Wales in June 2009 and has been a member of the Labour Party for 29 years.

Derek was born in Merthyr Tydfil on 2nd May 1961. He lived in Aberfan for most of his early life, moving to Neath in 1984.

He was educated at Afon Taf High School and later at Swansea University, where he gained an Honours Degree in Politics and History.

Derek became an engineering apprentice at Hoover Limited in Merthyr Tydfil after leaving school. From there he went on to work in the Valuation Office Agency.  He took three years sabbatical from work to undertake his degree at Swansea University.  After completing his degree he went back to the Valuation Office Agency for a short time before working full time for the PCS Trade Union.  He worked in this job until being elected Leader of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

Derek was elected as Labour Party Member of the European Parliament for Wales in June 2009.

Derek has been a member of the Labour Party for 29 years.  In that time he has held a number of positions in his Ward and Constituency Party. In the mid-1980’s he was elected to Neath Town Council and became Mayor of the Town Council.  In 1995 he was elected to the shadow Neath Port Talbot Council as the Member for Neath North.

As a Councillor on Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council he has held a number of positions, including Cabinet Member for Economic Development.  Following the elections in June 2004 he became Leader of the Council. In 2005 he became Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and since the 2008 election Deputy Leader.

Visit Derek on the Web

Twitter: @derekvaughan

Contact Derek’s Constituency Office

Derek Vaughan MEP,
4th Floor,
Transport House,
1 Cathedral Road,
CF11 9SD

Telephone: 029 20 227660
Fax: 029 20 224759

Contact Derek in the European Parliament

Derek Vaughan MEP,
European Parliament,
ASP 13G 252,
Rue Wiertz,
Brussels 1047

Telephone: 0032 22 845 419
Fax: 0032 22 849 419


February 2016 newsletter

We are entering an important few weeks for Wales and the United Kingdom, Donald Tusk has put a draft of the UK-EU deal on the table.

January 2016 newsletter

A Happy New Year to all of the readers of this e-news bulletin.2016 promises to be a year full of both risks and opportunities.

November 2015 newsletter

Once again it has been a very busy month, though the Rugby World Cup is in full swing, the work in the European Parliament has continued apace, possibly to the…

October 2015 newsletter

I was pleased to see that the recent expansion of the SMART programme that was launched by the Welsh Government has received a large amount of European aid. SMART Cymru…

September 2015 newsletter

We must act now rather than stalling on the refugee crisis.  I visited Sicily recently and saw the desperation faced by people who have paid traffickers thousands of pounds for…

July 2015 Newsletter

In this edition I give an update on the TTIP negotiations, Greece, and how the EU is eliminating roaming charges for Welsh holidaymakers.   Download my July 2015 newsletter.

June 2015 newsletter

Welcome to the June 2015 edition of my enews. This month I cover concerns about TTIP, my thoughts on the EU referendum and my usual parliamentary update. Download my June…


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