Sharon Bowles named most influential Brit in global financial regulation

Sharon Bowles, Liberal Democrat Euro-MP for South East England, is the highest placed British person in the GFS Power 50 list of the most influential figures in global financial regulation.

Sharon BowlesThe list is voted on by readers of Global Financial Strategy, and Sharon Bowles came out twentieth due to her role as Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. This committee of MEPs has an important role in debating and amending European-wide financial regulation, including new rules on bank capital and bankers’ bonuses.

Sharon Bowles came ahead of Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (25), former Prime Minister Gordon Brown (35), Bank of England Governor Mervyn King (39) and FSA Chairman Lord Turner (48).

With thanks to the Liberal Democrat European Group for this story

Read more by or more about , , , or .
This entry was posted in Europe / International and News.


  • Simon McGrath 6th Feb '11 - 9:37am

    Pity that she doesnt use her power to help protect our largest industry really.

  • greg Tattersall 6th Feb '11 - 2:54pm

    I live in the south east and have never heard a single thing from her.I doubt other voters in the south east have come across her.

  • David Le Grice 6th Feb '11 - 6:26pm

    @greg Tattersall

    How much have you heard from the other nine? If you exclude internal party communications and free mail shots (one from the tories and one from the greens) Sharon bowls (and possibly catherine bearder) is the only MEP I’ve ever had anything from.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

  • Russell
    Davey needs to stop these ridiculous. The photos make him look" not serious"....
  • Andy Chandler
    Hi the author here. I pretty much agree with @Mick Taylor. Usually for third parties we traditionally attack the governing party in elections and I think this s...
  • Nonconformistradical
    "If the State can take a percentage of what we earn why can’t it take a percentage of what we own? Many would advocate a wealth tax. " Provided the burden is...
  • Mick Taylor
    @PeterMartin. I suspect that the majority of LibDem members and voters want more than anything to see the back of this dreadful Tory Government. To that end tac...
  • Peter Martin
    @ Liam, ".....maintaining a strong, principled protection for individualism and individual rights – including the rights of property – on which the ...