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Britons' rights campaigner stands in European elections



Fiona Godfrey, pictured, is chair of British Immigrants Living in Luxembourg, and co-chair of British in Europe Volt Luxembourg

Fiona Godfrey, pictured, is chair of British Immigrants Living in Luxembourg, and co-chair of British in Europe Volt Luxembourg

A campaigner for the rights of British nationals during Brexit is among the candidates standing for a new party in the European elections in May.

Fiona Godfrey, who chairs the British Immigrants Living in Luxembourg (Brill) group and co-chairs British in Europe, is one of six candidates standing for Volt Luxembourg, a pro-European movement aiming to “revolutionise the way politics is done across Europe”.

Godfrey, who has British-Luxembourg nationality, works as secretary general of a pan-European public health not-for-profit. “I have spent three years campaigning against Brexit and for EU citizenship rights. I have learned the hard way that we need to reformulate a positive story of what the EU is and what it can be. But I also realise that politicians at the highest levels of the EU don’t understand what makes individuals tick, what makes them want to embrace the EU project and what we need to do if the EU is to survive,” she said in her campaign material.

Godfrey is joined on the Volt list by Marthe Hoffmann (Luxembourg nationality), a lawyer specialised in EU competition law, Christopher Lilyblad (American-Luxembourg nationality), a consultant and academic research in sustainable development, Julia Elisabetta Pitterman (French-American nationality), a strategy and operations consultant, Daniel Silva (Luxembourg-Portuguese), an IT trainer, and Rolf Tarrach (Spanish-Luxembourg nationality), president of the European University Association.

Ten parties in Luxembourg will present candidates in the European elections taking place in Luxembourg on 26 May.

Fiona Godfrey will be on the panel at Tuesday's Delano Live event, alongside fellow EP election candidates Christophe Hansen (CSV) and Joanne Goebbels (LSAP). Click here to enter our contest to win tickets.