Ashley Fox

What we stand for...

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

Leader
UK Conservatives in the European Parliament

Week ahead

14th to 18th January

Brexit, pesticides and migration, plus three European leaders, are on the agenda at this week's sitting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. 

On TUESDAY Conservative MEPs, led by Women's Rights spokesman Baroness Mobarik (Scotland) will support a report recommending measures to improve the recruitment and promotion of women in the European Parliament and to tackle sexual harassment. Many of the proposals mirror steps already taken by the UK Government, including developing training programmes for women with leadership potential.

MEPs will also debate the latest developments in the EU's asylum and migration policy.

The implications of the House of Commons' vote on the EU Withdrawal Agreement will be discussed by MEPs on WEDNESDAY morning. Conservative MEP Syed Kamall (London), leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, is one of the main speakers. 

Later, MEPs will vote on a report from the Parliament's special committee on pesticides. Conservative Agriculture spokesman Anthea McIntyre (West Midlands) opposes many of the findings, which call for the authorisation process to be centralised, and will propose an amendment seeking to overturn calls to re-open the licensing process for Glyphosate, the world's most widely-used weedkiller

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila will address the Parliament on TUESDAY as the European Council presidency passes from Austria to Romania. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez discusses the future of Europe with MEPs on WEDNESDAY.

 

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Conservative MEPs Delivering For Britain

24-Sep-2018

Conservative MEPs Delivering For Britain This publication showcases how Conservative MEPs have delivered for Britain since the last European election in 2014.

Westminister Guide to the Conservatives in the European Parliament

24-Aug-2016

Westminister Guide to the Conservatives in the European Parliament This publication helps bridge the gap between our work here in Westminster and Whitehall and the work of our Conservative MEPs in Brussels and Strasbourg.

Conservative Spokesman in the European Parliament

24-Aug-2016

Conservative Spokesman in the European Parliament This publication showcases the latest reports from Conservative Spokesmen in the European Parliament.

Conservatives in the European Parliament NFU Conference 2016

24-Aug-2016

Conservatives in the European Parliament NFU Conference 2016 This publication discusses the UK's renegotiation with the European Union and how it will impact agriculture.

Westminster Guide

03-Mar-2015

Westminster Guide This publication helps bridge the gap between our work here in Westminster and Whitehall and the work of our Conservative MEPs in Brussels and Strasbourg.

Conservative 2014 European Election Manifesto

19-May-2014

Conservative 2014 European Election Manifesto This publication showcases the Conservative 2014 European Election Manifesto.

Vicky Ford - Funding for Research and Innovation

25-Mar-2014

Vicky Ford - Funding for Research and Innovation This publication talks about the impact of EU Funding Programmes for UK Research and Industry.