Thank you for visiting my website. I was elected in June 2009 as a Conservative MEP to represent the South West of England and Gibraltar.
Together with my 26 Conservative Party colleagues we have joined with MEPs from 10 other countries to form a new centre-right group in the European Parliament. Our new group, the European Conservatives and Reformists, is built on the need for an open and accountable Europe that respects the sovereignty of the Nation States.
Like so many members of our Party, I firmly believe that Britain’s relationship with the European Union has to change. Brussels has too much power and I am frustrated by the extent to which it meddles in our lives. The EU costs Britain too much money and it does not spend the money it has wisely. That is why it is vital that Britain renegotiates its terms of membership with the European Union.
I want power to be repatriated from Brussels to Westminster, and I want the British people to decide whether those new terms are acceptable in an in/out referendum. I want to see the EU concentrate on increasing the prosperity of the Peoples of Europe and improving the environment they live in, not pursuing “ever closer political union”.
If we are able to repatriate substantial powers back to Britain then I would be content to remain within the EU. However if these talks fail, then we shouldn’t be afraid to leave.
Regardless of how you voted in the European Elections, I was elected to represent everyone in the South West. If you need help with a problem then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Ashley Fox MEP