People

Nirj Deva DL FRSA MEP

Nirj is Spokesman on Development and the ACP. He was first elected MEP for the South East region in 1999. In the European Parliament, he is Conservative Spokesman on Development and Cooperation. He is a Member of the Development Committee and a substitute member on Regional Policy, Tourism and Transport. He was a Special Advisor for Ethnic Affairs to the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP.

Daniel Hannan MEP

Daniel was Special Adviser to the Rt Hon Michael Howard MP from 1997-8, and Director of the European Research Group from 1994-99. He has been a leader-writer for the Daily Telegraph since 1996, and writes a column for the German newspaper Die Welt.Born in 1971, Daniel is married with two young children. His publications include "A Treaty Too Far", "The Euro: Bad for Business", "The case for EFTA" and "What if Britain votes No?".

Richard Ashworth MEP

Richard is the Deputy Leader and Conservative Spokesman on Budgets. He was elected Conservative MEP for the South East Region in 2004. He was Chief Whip of the Conservatives in the European Parliament from January to November 2007 and is Conservative Spokesman on Budgets in the European Parliament. He was PPS to Jonathan Evans MEP from July to December 2004. He is a member of the Budgets Committee, and a substitute member of the Employment & Social Affairs Committee.

Paulette Furse - Chairman

Paulette joined the Association as Communications Officer in March 2017 and was elected Chair at the 2018 AGM.  

Richard Parry - President

Having served on the Management Team in various roles including Chairman, Richard became President in March 2017.    

David Brazier

David was re-elected as a Kent County Councillor for Sevenoaks Rural North East on 4 May 2017 Please click on David's name for more information about him.