Richard Corbett is an expert in the procedure and practice of the European Parliament. I have frequently recommended on this blog his book entitled "The European Parliament", which is in my view has been - in all eight editions (and I have used all of them over the years in my role as an EU Law lecturer and analyst on EU affairs) - the best guide to the Parliament available. It is currently jointly written with Francis Jacobs (Author of Western European Political Parties: A Comprehensive Guide - with extensive experience as an EU official) and Michael Shackleton (Another very experienced EU official)
Richard was an MEP from 1996-2009 and is Labour's second candidate in Yorkshire & Humber, behind the sitting MEP Linda McAvan in the 2014 election.
Politics Live - readers' edition - Friday 21 July
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