Brussels Office

Filipa Range Rodrigues

Head of Office

Filipa is from Lisbon, Portugal. After studying in the UK for her degrees, she moved to Brussels to work for the Portuguese Socialist Delegation in the European Parliament. She has since worked for the UNODC on environmental crime and climate in Lao PDR, as an electoral officer for the UN Mission in Timor-Leste, for the UNDP in New York and as an international consultant in Jordan. She has been back in Brussels since January 2017 and joined Theresa’s team in January 2018 to work on energy and climate policy. Filipa likes spending time with her two kids, cooking and sitting down with a good book.

Alice Reynolds

Parliamentary Assistant

Alice has been in Brussels for 8 years, working at first as an English teacher, then as a trainee copywriter before joining the European Parliament in 2011. Alice studied English at Brunel University, and also read Philosophy at KU Leuven University in Belgium. In her spare time Alice plays camogie with the Belgium GAA, and enjoys spending time with her cat Lancelot, as well as travelling around Europe on weekends. Originally from Wolverhampton, Alice supports the Wolves from afar, and goes to the games with her family whenever she goes back to the UK.

Laura O’Connor

Parliamentary Assistant

Jonathan moved to Brussels from Wigan straight after university, working on EU inter-institutional relations for the S&D Group before working on EU Employment and Social affairs with Siôn Simon MEP. Jonathan studied Political Science at the University of Hull and the Free University of Brussels, with a focus on constitutional affairs and European politics. After working in Brussels for two years, Jonathan took up a law conversion course in Manchester, before returning to Brussels to work at the European Parliament. Outside of work, he enjoys rock climbing, cycling and going to music concerts.

North West Office

James Roberts

Head of UK Office

From Liverpool, James is a Liverpool City Councillor for Greenbank ward and Vice Chair of Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority. He holds a BA and an MA in History, and a PGCE in teaching adult learners. He previously worked as a Lecturer at St Helens College, a Policy Advisor for a Labour MP and as a Researcher at the University of Liverpool. He is a former Vice Chair of the Fabian Society and a current Executive Committee member of SERA (Labour’s environment campaign). He recently finished the Tokyo Marathon and runs regularly with his local running club.

Tom Cardwell

Constituency Assistant

Tom is from Liverpool and holds a BSc in Food Technology and a BA(Hons) in Marketing from Manchester Metropolitan University. He has worked in food and drink manufacturing in the USA, Africa, Asia and across much of the EU, working on communications and corporate affairs. A Labour Party activist for over 30 years, Tom is a passionate European and has campaigned on issues such as poverty, equality and diversity. Outside of work he is an avid gardener and collects cookery and food history books.

Emily Spurrell


Emily moved to Liverpool in 2011 and considers herself to be an adopted scouser. She is a Liverpool City Councillor for Mossley Hill ward and previously served as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside. Emily has a passion for tackling violence against women and girls. She graduated from University of Leeds in 2010 with a degree in Politics and Parliamentary Studies which included spending an internship year working in the US Congress and UK Parliament. Outside of work, Emily has recently taken up running and loves going out for dinner with her husband.

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