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Euro MP aims to be first ever woman to head Bank of England
ONE of Buckinghamshire's Euro MPs could become the first female Governor of the Bank of England after applying for the position.
Liberal Democrat Sharon Bowles wants to replace outgoing Mervyn King.
The South-East MEP is currently chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.
Wycombe Lib Dems expressed delight at the news and said Mrs Bowles had played a big role in the General Election campaign.
Ex-councillor Steve Guy, who was the party's contender for the Wycombe Parliamentary seat in 2010, said: "Sharon has spent the last couple of years dealing with the catastrophic fallout of the financial collapse across Europe, I can't think of anyone more qualified to become the new Governor of the Bank of England than Sharon."
Mrs Bowles said her experience in her financial role currently has given her “probably more knowledge of European financial regulation than anybody else” and said her strengths were “Vision, diplomacy and negotiation — those are my strengths.”
The Lib Dem has also just been named one of the 30 most inspirational city women by industry magazine Brummell.