Diana Wallis is a European lawyer, former MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament.
She started her professional career as a solicitor specialising in European cross border work mainly litigation in London. She moved to Hull in 1993 where she practiced with Hull firm Rollits. She also started to lecture in law at the University of Hull a part time position that she retains today.
She was elected to Humberside County Council in a by-election in 1994 for the South Hunsley ward and went on to become Deputy Leader on the then new East Riding Unitary Authority.
She was first elected to the European Parliament in 1999 to represent Yorkshire and the Humber she was re-elected in 2004 and 2009 standing down in 2012. She is a passionate advocate of Yorkshire devolution.
She has since pursued a career as a mediator and arbitrator and was for 4 years until 2017 President of the European Law Institute.