Julia Reid

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Julia Reid
UKIP Spokesperson for Health and Social Care
In office
11 June 2017 – 22 January 2017
Leader Steve Crowther (Acting)
Henry Bolton
Preceded by Suzanne Evans
Succeeded by Vacant
UKIP Spokesperson for the Environment
In office
29 November 2016 – 22 January 2017
Leader Paul Nuttall
Steve Crowther[1] (Acting)
Henry Bolton
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Vacant
UKIP Spokesperson for Science
In office
24 July 2014 – 29 November 2016
Leader Nigel Farage
Diane James
Nigel Farage (Acting)
Member of the European Parliament
for South West England
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded by Trevor Colman
Personal details
Born (1952-07-16) 16 July 1952 (age 66)
Political party UKIP (1993–present)
SDP (1988) (1988–90)
SDP (1981–88)
Alma mater University of Bath

Julia Reid (born 16 July 1952) is a Member of the European Parliament for the South West England region for the UK Independence Party. She was elected in 2014.[2] She was educated at The John Bentley School and the University of Bath, where she graduated with a degree in biochemistry, later obtaining a PhD in pharmacology. She worked as a diabetes laboratory researcher at the Royal United Hospital until being made redundant in 2009.

Reid joined the SDP during its inaugural year, 1981, and stayed with the party until its merger with the Liberals in 1988. Reid opposed the pro-EU stance of the new Liberal Democrats and instead joined the continuing SDP, remaining with them until their demise in 1990. In 1993, Reid joined the newly founded UKIP. She was fourth on the South West region party list for the 2009 European election. In 2010, she contested the new seat of Chippenham in the general election, finishing fourth with 1,783 votes (3.4%). In 2011, she became a research assistant for Trevor Colman. Reid was elected to Calne town council in 2013. She contested Chippenham again in 2015 – coming third.


  1. ^ Steve Crowther (statement). "UKIP-Interim leader selected". UKIP-News and Media.
  2. ^ "vote 2014 – South West". BBC. Retrieved 26 May 2014.

External links

  • Official website

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