Siôn SIMON : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 13-02-2017 : Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 17-09-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 01-04-2015 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 14-06-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 24-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 14-02-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union
  • 15-06-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Korea  
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Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the EU institutional framework  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 with a view to adapting them to developments in the sector  
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OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, Section III – Commission and executive agencies  
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Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Common rules for the internal market for electricity (A8-0044/2018 - Jerzy Buzek)  
 

Thanks to our S&D colleagues and the European Parliament Labour Party, we pushed for a phase-out of polluting subsidies for power generation, improved consumer rights and promoted more affordable electricity for all.

European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (A8-0040/2018 - Morten Helveg Petersen)  
 

The UK Labour Delegation, along with the S&D Group, supports ACER’s enhanced role in the energy market and in the area of security of supply. This deal contributes to the completion of the Energy Union.

Risk-preparedness in the electricity sector (A8-0039/2018 - Flavio Zanonato)  
 

. ‒ The UK Labour Delegation, along with the S&D group, back the Commission’s proposal to strengthen solidarity and ensure interoperability in the responses to any crisis. We strongly support the principle of mandatory solidarity and co-operation among Member States in times of electricity crises.

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on the need for a special investment plan for subregions with high unemployment levels  
- P8_DCL(2016)0079 - Lapsed  
Sergio GUTIÉRREZ PRIETO , Sofia RIBEIRO , Marian HARKIN , Siôn SIMON , Georgi PIRINSKI , Ildikó GÁLL-PELCZ , Laura AGEA , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Simona BONAFÈ , Dan NICA , Stanislav POLČÁK  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 155 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on working conditions of hotel cleaning staff in the European Union  
- P8_DCL(2016)0076 - Lapsed  
Tania GONZÁLEZ PEÑAS , Enrique CALVET CHAMBON , Brando BENIFEI , Thomas HÄNDEL , Siôn SIMON , Laura AGEA , Jean LAMBERT , Kostadinka KUNEVA , Ernest URTASUN , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Eleonora FORENZA  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 76 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on unpaid and low-quality internships  
- P8_DCL(2016)0031 - Lapsed  
Siôn SIMON , Maria ARENA , Brando BENIFEI , Sylvie GUILLAUME , Edouard MARTIN , Evelyn REGNER , Jutta STEINRUCK , Tamás MESZERICS , Laura AGEA , Tiziana BEGHIN  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Number of signatories : 146 - 12-07-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests