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Joseph Cuschieri


Incumbent
Assumed office 
6 June 2009
Majority 19,672

In office
1998 – 2008
Succeeded by Joseph Muscat

Born 20 February 1968 (1968-02-20) (age 41)
Attard, Malta
Nationality Maltese
Political party Labour (PL)
Religion Roman Catholic
Website www.josephcuschieri.com
www.mlp.org.mt

Joseph Cuschieri (b. February 20, 1968 in Attard) is a Maltese politician. He was born in a working class family and joined the Labour Party at a very early age. He is a member of the Labour Party, which is part of the Party of European Socialists.

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Background

Before becoming a politician Cuschieri worked in the textile industry, at the dockyards, as a journalist and broadcaster, and in the tourism industry. He was a founder of Super One Radio (now One Radio), where he worked as a journalist.

Political career

Cuschieri became active in the Labour Party (Malta) at 13 when he joined the Socialist Youth League in Sliema.

In 1994 he was nominated first Deputy Mayor of St. Julian's, after polling the largest number of votes among independent candidates.[1] In the second local council elections in 1996 he was re-elected with the largest numbers of votes among all candidates.

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Election as an MP

Cuschieri was elected as an MP for three consecutive terms commencing 1998. He garnered a greater share of the vote in 2003 and then in 2008.[2]

From 1998 to 2003 he served, alongside Charles Mangion, as spokesperson for Local Councils. From 2003 to 2008 he served with Karmenu Vella and Evarist Bartolo as spokesperson for tourism, Air Malta, and hotels. He was also appointed Speaker for the Infrastructure and Capital Projects, together with Charles Buhagiar.

During his ten-year parliamentary career Cuschieri served on delegations to the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Tunisia, Australia, South Korea, Germany, Palestine, Israel and Jordan, among others.

Resignation from the House of Representatives

In September 2008 Cuschieri ceded his parliamentary seat to newly-elected Labour leader Dr Joseph Muscat, who at that time was not a member of Parliament.[3]

Muscat thanked Cuschieri for "his extraordinary and generous decision"[4], and Charles Mangion, former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party for Parliamentary Affairs, described Cuschieri as a hard worker and remarkably altruistic, calling his resignation historically and politically important for the country.[5]

Following the resignation of his seat, Cuschieri was elected unanimously to the National Executive of the Labour Party.

Joseph Cuschieri for MEP

Cuschieri will take up Malta's sixth seat in the European Parliamentary elections once it is allocated to Malta in terms of the Lisbon Treaty. He will be given observer status in January.[6]

References

External links


Joseph Cuschieri

Incumbent
Assumed office 
6 June 2009
Majority 19,672

In office
1998 – 2008
Succeeded by Joseph Muscat

Born 20 February 1968 (1968-02-20) (age 42)
Attard, Malta
Nationality Maltese
Political party Labour (PL)
Religion Roman Catholic
Website www.josephcuschieri.com
www.mlp.org.mt

Joseph Cuschieri (b. February 20, 1968 in Attard) is a Maltese politician. He was born in a working class family and joined the Labour Party at a very early age. He is a member of the Labour Party, which is part of the Party of European Socialists.

Contents

Background

Before becoming a politician Cuschieri worked in the textile industry, at the dockyards, as a journalist and broadcaster, and in the tourism industry. He was a founder of Super One Radio (now One Radio),[citation needed] where he worked as a journalist.

Political career

Cuschieri became active in the Labour Party (Malta) at 13[citation needed] when he joined the Socialist Youth League in Sliema.

In 1994 he was nominated first Deputy Mayor of St. Julian's, after polling the largest number of votes among independent candidates.[1] In the second local council elections in 1996 he was re-elected with the largest numbers of votes among all candidates.

Election as an MP

Cuschieri was elected as an MP for three consecutive terms commencing 1998. He garnered a greater share of the vote in 2003 and then in 2008.[2]

From 1998 to 2003 he served, alongside Charles Mangion, as spokesperson for Local Councils. From 2003 to 2008 he served with Karmenu Vella and Evarist Bartolo as spokesperson for tourism, Air Malta, and hotels. He was also appointed Speaker for the Infrastructure and Capital Projects, together with Charles Buhagiar.

During his ten-year parliamentary career Cuschieri served on delegations to the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Tunisia, Australia, South Korea, Germany, Palestine, Israel and Jordan, among others.

Resignation from the House of Representatives

In September 2008 Cuschieri ceded his parliamentary seat to newly-elected Labour leader Dr Joseph Muscat, who at that time was not a member of Parliament.[3]

Muscat thanked Cuschieri for "his extraordinary and generous decision",[4] and Charles Mangion, former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party for Parliamentary Affairs, described Cuschieri as a hard worker and remarkably altruistic, calling his resignation historically and politically important for the country.[5]

Following the resignation of his seat, Cuschieri was elected unanimously to the National Executive of the Labour Party.[citation needed]

Joseph Cuschieri for MEP

Cuschieri will take up Malta's sixth seat in the European Parliamentary elections once it is allocated to Malta in terms of the Lisbon Treaty. He will be given observer status in January.[6]

References

External links

  1. REDIRECT Template:Members of the European Parliament 2009–2014


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