President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Madeleine MOON

United Kingdom (Labour Party)

Biography 

Madeleine Moon MP has represented the Bridgend constituency in South East Wales at Westminster since 2005.  Prior to becoming MP for Bridgend, she worked in child protection in a range of settings including registration and inspection of care services, was Porthcawl Town Mayor twice and a County Borough Councillor.

While in the House of Commons, she has worked as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Hunt when he was Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and to Jim Knight MP, when he was Minister of State at the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

She has served on several select committees, joining the Defence Select Committee in 2009. During her time as a member, she has chaired two sub-committees, producing reports on the safety and welfare of Armed Forces personnel on training exercises and defence in the Arctic.

Madeleine founded the All Party Group on Suicide and Self Harm Prevention. She is Vice Chair of the All Party Armed Forces Group, convener of the RAF group and Chair of the All Party Group on Reserves and Cadets. Her political interests include care for people with disabilities and older people, mental health, defence and the environment.

She has been a member of the UK Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly since 2010, and Deputy Head of the Delegation since 2015. In the NATO PA, Ms Moon has served on the Defence and Security Committee. A Vice-Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Defence and Security Cooperation from 2012 to 2015, she was later elected as rapporteur of the Sub-Committee on Future Security and Defence Capabilities to produce reports on NATO and the Future Role of Naval Power (2016), The Space Domain and Allied Defence (2017), and NATO Special Forces in the Modern Security Environment (2018).

She was elected President of the NATO PA at the Assembly’s Annual Session in Halifax in November 2018.