Dr Julia Reid was born to a Wiltshire family in London and has lived in Wiltshire for 40 years, truly one of our own.
Julia is married with one son and two grandsons and when time allows enjoys many hobbies the chief of which is gliding where she met her husband Ken.
She is a Research Biochemist and has worked in both the NHS and industry. She has an Honours Degree in Biochemistry and has worked as a researcher in Bath University's Biochemistry Department, the Royal United Hospital and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, whilst gaining a PHD in Pharmacology in 1998. Julia has also worked at Marion Merrell Dow Research Institute in Strasbourg and Autogen Bionuclear Ltd in Calne. From 2011 she has worked as a researcher in the European Parliament before being elected as an MEP in May 2014.
Julia was amongst the very first members of UKIP joining as a Student and has previously stood in the European and General Elections, in 2013 she was elected to Calne Town Council.
Visit her personal website at http://juliareid.co.uk/