Conservative MEPs welcome two new MEPs to the European Parliament

05-Jul-2017 @ 15:00

John Flack John Flack

Rupert Matthews Rupert Matthews

John Flack John Flack

Conservative MEPs welcome two new MEPs to the European Parliament

Two new Conservative MEPs have taken their place in the European Parliament. John Flack and Rupert Matthews officially became MEPs today after they were announced by the Parliament’s President.

John Flack joins the European Parliament as MEP for the East of England

Businessman Mr Flack will represent the East of England, replacing Vicky Ford after she was elected to the UK Parliament at last month’s General Election.

He said: “I am incredibly proud to representing the East of England at such an important time as we try to make the most the opportunities that leaving the European Union presents us. As an MEP I will work towards achieving the best deal for my region.”

Rupert Matthews joins the European Parliament as MEP for the East Midlands

Mr Matthews is an author with 30 years of experience in publishing and broadcast media. He replaces Andrew Lewer, who was also elected to the UK Parliament, as MEP for the East Midlands.

He said: “The process of Brexit will be a demanding one and I look forward to playing a full role in gaining the best possible deal for the people of the East Midlands and of Britain."

Conservative MEPs continue to play a full part in the European Parliament scrutinising legislation and defending Britain’s interests as we negotiate our exit from the EU.

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