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Richard Corbett is a UK Labour Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber. He represented Merseyside West from 1996 to 1999 (under the system that predated the present proportional representation regional system), Yorkshire and the Humber from 1999 until 2009, and Yorkshire and the Humber again after being re-elected in 2014. Between January 2010 and February 2014, Corbett was an advisor to the first full-time and long-term President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy.

In Parliament, Richard serves on the Constitutional Affairs, Fisheries and Economic Affairs Committees. He is the Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party, Vice-Chair of the European Movement in the UK and Chair of the Labour Movement for Europe in the European Parliament.

Richard has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Trinity College, Oxford and a doctorate in political science from the University of Hull.