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Robert Evans is the longest serving of London�s nine MEPs, having been first       
elected for London North West in 1994. Under the current electoral system Robert     
is now a Labour MEP covering the whole of the capital but with special               
responsibility for 10 boroughs namely Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham,           
Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton.                 
Robert is a member of the Transport and Tourism Committee in the European             
Parliament. Previously he has served on the Citizens Rights and Home Affairs         
Committee (of which he was vice chair for five years), the Development Committee     
and the Culture, Youth and Education Committee. Robert is a long standing member     
of the South Asia delegation � with a particluar interest in Sri Lanka and         
Bangladesh and a leading member of the Georgia, Azerbajan and Armenia Delegation     
in addition to his continuing work with both the Romania and Moldova Joint           
Parliamentary Committees. He is also a prominent supporter of animal welfare         
both in the Euroepan Parliament and at national level.                               
Robert has been elected by his colleagues to chair the Labour Group in the           
European Parliament and meets regularly with government ministers on liaison         
work, particularly to do with transport.                                             
Internationally Robert has represented the European Parliament on a Number of         
Election Observation Missions including Cambodia where he was the EU Chief           
Observer, Moldova, Alabania and Afghanistan.                                         
Born in Ashford, Middlesex in 1956, Robert was educated at local schools before       
gaining a BEd and MA from London University. He then became a teacher and at the     
time of his election to the European Parliament, he was head of Crane Junior         
School in Hounslow.