Candidate Name: Gisela Stuart
Home Nation: Angleter
Office(s) sought: Premier Commissioner
Incumbent? (Y/N): N
Eurogroup Affiliation: European Liberals
Born in 1955, Gisela worked as a bookseller before studying and then lecturing in law in the 1990s. She was elected to the Angleteric Parliament in 1997 as a member of the Socialist Party, forerunner to the modern-day SDP. A leading moderate in the party, she served in a variety of roles, including Shadow Foreign Secretary between 2005 and 2009, during which time she was instrumental in shifting the party's agenda to the centre and securing its support for Angleter's EU accession. She stepped down as an MP in 2012 to found a non-partisan policy institute, briefly returning to the SDP to lead Sam Courtenay's leadership bid in 2014. In 2015, Courtenay, now Prime Minister, appointed her to serve as Angleter's representative in the European Council, a role she has held ever since. In the Council, Gisela has earned a reputation as a tough scrutineer of legislation, and as someone who advocates an EU that 'does less, more effectively'.