Richard Ashworth

Member of European Parliament
Richard Ashworth is a Member of the European Parliament for the South East constituency.  He has been Conservative MEP for the South East of England since 2004 and he is the UK Conservative spokesman and member of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Budgets and Budgetary Control committees. He is also a member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

As a member of the Budgets committee he has been closely involved in developing the innovative European Fund for Strategic Investments and negotiating the EU’s next Multi-Financial Framework which set spending parameters from 2014 to 2020. He has consistently called for the EU to cut back spending plans in line with the austerity measures being applied across member states in response to the economic crisis. He has also called for a greater scrutiny role for the European Parliament to monitor performance outcomes of EU spending to ensure greater value added for the taxpayer.

Roles:
Budgets Spokesman; Agriculture and Rural Affairs Spokesman

Parliamentary Committees:
Budgets; Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Parliamentary Delegations:
Relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)