16th May 2014


Local South West MEP, Ashley Fox, visited the South West’s largest agricultural market, the Sedgemoor Auction Centre, on Saturday 10th May. Ashley was shown around by Robert Venner, who runs the Centre for auctioneers and chartered surveyors Greenslade Taylor Hunt, together with Rebecca Pow, the Prospective Conservative MP for the Taunton Deane constituency.

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9th May 2014

 

This was the message received by Conservative South West MEP, Ashley Fox, when he visited Dorset to meet with local orchard owner Rupert Best and cider maker Nick Poole, who produces the fabulous ‘Lancombe Rising’ cider from apples supplied from Rupert’s orchards.

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28th April 2014

 

I am delighted to hear that the Energy Minister, Michael Fallon, has announced that a post 2015 Conservative Government would end the current subsidies for onshore wind farms. In addition full control of wind farm planning applications will be handed to local Councils and Councillors.

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16th April 2014


A piece of EU reform which set out to tackle red tape has been hijacked and turned into a blueprint to extend the nanny state.

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4th April 2014

 

Conservative MEPs have this week seen off a threat to thousands of local jobs at Airbus, posed by the irresponsible actions of Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP MEPs.

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3rd March 2014

 

Ashley Fox, MEP for the South West, has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to back Britain’s beer and pub sector by freezing Beer Duty for the long term in the Budget. The move follows new figures showing the huge impact brewing and pubs have on the South West economy.

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28th February 2014

 

Increasing amounts of regulation and escalating fees could finally pop the successful Bristol ballooning industry. Since 2008, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has taken over much of the responsibility for regulating the aviation sectors within the UK from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), with the result being more centralised control and additional regulations.

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27th February 2014

 

New European Commission guidelines, adopted last Thursday (20th February)  set out how Member States can support regional airports, such as Newquay, with financial assistance.

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26th February 2014

 

Labour and Liberal Democrat MEPs have launched a fresh attempt to hand the European Union its own powers to raise taxes directly from citizens in Britain.

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19th February 2014

 

South West MEP Ashley Fox recently supported the launch of the election manifesto for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in the European Parliament in Brussels. Ahead of the European elections on 22 May 2014, the FSB has set out how candidates can be the voice of small businesses, if elected in just under 100 days’ time. FSB members want MEPs to:

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6th January 2014

 

Local Conservative MEP, Ashley Fox, has joined the debate on taxpayer subsidies for wind farms and fully supports the intervention last week by the European Commission.

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