The next candidate on the list ought to get the job, given that Party members voted for him. But some appear to be arguing for him to be skipped.
The starting point for our negotiations should be to retain full access to – but not membership of – the Single Market, while also taking full control of our borders.
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What we’ve done on an EU Public Prosecutor, immigration, Mediterranean refugees, car safety, plastic bags – and exposing Labour’s hypocrisy.
Plus: The fiendish Guido seating plan. Mike Read is not a racist. And: shame on the six Conservative MEPs who voted for Juncker.
Graham Brady MP, Sajid Javid MP, Timothy Kirkhope MEP, Emma Pidding & Tim Montgomerie will be among those speaking.
By Mark WallaceFollow Mark on Twitter. We now have full shortlists for the European Election lists in the North East, North West and Yorkshire – along with information on the first hustings at which party members can quiz the candidates before ranking them. Here's a reminder of the selection process: first, the regional selectoral college decide which […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Conservative Friends of Israel is an influential affiliate group of the Conservative Party which contains perhaps the largest number of Conservative MPs of any group in Parliament. It exists to promote understanding of and support for the State of Israel in the Conservative Party, and its membership reaches the […]
Timothy Kirkhope and a number of the Conservative MEPs have posed for this photo in order to highlight the increase in regulations emanating from Brussels, drawing on recent research by Open Europe (available here and here). The think-tank found that 100,000 extra pages have been added to the EU's "Acquis Communautaire" since 1997 – so […]
Chris Heaton-Harris and Roger Helmer are both MEPs for the East Midlands. Together they have put out a press release urging the scrapping of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. This would have to be done by national governments, and last week Timothy Kirkhope wrote to Gordon Brown (who was in Strasbourg this week) on the […]
Timothy Kirkhope, who leads the Conservatives in the European Parliament, has written to Gordon Brown in advance of the Prime Minister's speech to the Parliament next week. "Dear Prime Minister, Next week, you intend to travel to Strasbourg supposedly to lecture the European Parliament on the economic downturn. Given your previous disinterest as Chancellor in […]
Timothy Kirkhope, who leads the Conservatives in the European Parliament, has put out a press release in light of the failure of Heyday, a membership organisation of Age Concern. Heyday had brought a case to the European Court of Justice to challenge the legality of the compulsory retirement age. Employers are allowed to fire staff […]
Timothy Kirkhope, Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, issued the following statement yesterday, as the Parliament celebrated the tenth anniversary of the euro: "It is not in Britain’s interest for the Euro to fail, but it would also not be in our interests to sign up to it either. Britain can be a […]
In light of the news that the Irish will be asked to vote again to approve the Lisbon Treaty, the leader of Conservative MEPs, Timothy Kirkhope, has put out a statement: "There are no real substantive changes between the treaty the Irish rejected before, and only a few cosmetic changes from the European Constitution, which […]