Political Group: ECR
Country: United Kingdom
Phone in Brussels: +32 (0)2 284 52 94
Committee on International Trade
Delegation to the Cariforum — EU Parliamentary Committee
Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Delegation for relations with Iraq
Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament
Educated at Ashville College, Harrogate. Trained in accountancy. Built up substantial farming business in West Yorkshire.
Has held a number of appointments and chairmanships in the National Farmers' Union.
Member of the European Parliament (since 1994). In the British Conservative delegation in the European Parliament: deputy leader, member of the bureau and agricultural spokesman (since 1999).
Member of the RSPB, Globe, the Intergroup for Animal Welfare, the Rugby League Intergroup and treasurer of the Land Use and Food Policy Intergroup. Vice-Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Beekeepers Association.