Stephen S. Hughes is a Labour Member of the European Parliament (first elected 1984-2014) to represent the Durham & Blaydon European Constituency (comprising the Westminster constituencies of Bishop Auckland, Blaydon, Darlington, Easington, North Durham, North West Durham Sedgefield and Durham City). He has served continuously since and was re-elected in June 2004 to represent the North East Region. Stephen Hughes' present term of office officially ends on the 30th of June 2014.

Welcome to the official website of Stephen Hughes MEP

I would like to thank the people of Durham, Blaydon and the North East region for the support you have shown in electing me to the European Parliament at six consecutive elections. It has been an honour and a privilege to represent this great region in Brussels and Strasbourg for the last 30 years.


I have done my best in my work as an MEP to maximise the amount of EU funding we have received and the amount of inward investment to boost jobs and growth and to retain jobs that might otherwise have been lost. My Parliamentary work has focussed on improving the rights and protection of working people here and throughout the world. My two Labour successors, Jude Kirton Darling and Paul Brannen will, I know, continue that vital work.


While Jude and Paul are in the process of setting up offices and getting established between now and September, I will continue to do my best to keep you informed of developments through this website.


Many thanks and Best Wishes,


Steve Hughes