The people have spoken and have decided that the UK should leave the European Union.
Our job now as Conservative MEPs is to help secure a deal that safeguards Britain’s best interests while maintaining the best possible relations with our European partners.
So long as Britain is a member of the EU Conservative MEPs will remain fully engaged, contributing to legislation, voting in Parliament and representing our country and constituents.
In the longer term we will not turn our back on Europe. We will continue to trade with the EU and co-operate in important areas such as security.
A new chapter in our nation's history is opening. We are committed to playing our part in forging a positive role for Britain in Europe and the rest of the world.
Ashley Fox MEP
UK Conservatives in the European Parliament
It is committee week at the European Parliament in Brussels, with Conservative MEPs involved in a variety of issues.
On MONDAY a report by Richard Ashworth (South East England) on the Parliament's 2018 budget is being discussed by members of the Budgets Committee. Mr Ashworth is suggesting a number of money saving measures and wants all MEPs to publish their spending records, as Conservative members already do.
Improved EU-wide consumer protection standards, particularly in relation to cross-border and online transactions, will be voted on by the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, chaired by Conservative MEP Vicky Ford (East of England), on TUESDAY.
On THURSDAY MEPs on the Legal Affairs Committee will vote on legislation allowing subscribers to online services such as Netflix to access content while abroad. Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim (North West England) has helped shape the report as a shadow rapporteur.