MEP Gay Mitchell was elected Member of the European Parliament for the Dublin constituency on 11 June 2004. Mitchell is a full member of the Development Committee, and a substitute member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. He is also a member of the EU delegation to the ACP (African Caribbean Pacific) – EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA). He is a substitute member of the delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China. Gay was elected joint coordinator for the EPP Group (Christian Democrats) for the Development Committee and EU-ACP Assembly.
He is President of the European Parliament Working Group on Human Dignity and President of the European Advocates for Epilepsy Working Group.