Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Eryl Margaret McNally, (born 11 April 1942), is a former Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East of England constituency.

She was born and brought up in Bangor, Wales but has lived in Abbots Langley, near Watford in Hertfordshire, since the 1960s.

Before being elected as an MEP in 1994, she was a teacher of modern languages and European studies, having spent several years as Head of Modern Foreign Languages at St. Michael's Catholic High School, County National Curriculum Co-ordinator for Modern Languages for Buckinghamshire Education Advisory Service and then an OFSTED inspector.

McNally is fluent in French, German, and Spanish and has a good understanding of Italian. She is married with two grown up children and one grandson.