Prendergast defends voting record in European Parliament

Labour MEP Phil Prendergast has defended her attendance record at the European Parliament following a report by the European Movement Ireland that puts the Clonmel based MEP Phil Prendergast second worst out of the 12 MEP’s for voting record.

Labour MEP Phil Prendergast has defended her attendance record at the European Parliament following a report by the European Movement Ireland that puts the Clonmel based MEP Phil Prendergast second worst out of the 12 MEP’s for voting record.

Following the report she responded to claims made about her attendance record.

“After the death of two close family members last year, I missed two plenary sessions, which had a negative impact on my attendance rate.” explained the MEP who said she had missed two plenary sessions out of 12 as a result.

“However, my attendance now stands at almost 89%, which is a major improvement and one I hope to continue to build on into the future.” said MEP Prendergast.

The report showed that Phil Prendergast had a voting record in plenary of 72.62% while the MEP with the poorest voting record in plenary was Munster Fianna Fail MEP Brian Crowley with 20.40%.

The report also showed how many parliamentary questions MEPs asked. Phil Prendergast asked a total of 25 five, six more than Munster MEP Sean Kelly who had a 96.02% voting record in plenary sessions.