Conservatives in the European Parliament
Who we are
The 26-strong Conservative MEP group is the largest UK political force in the European Parliament. We represent every part of the UK - from Giants Causeway to Gibraltar and Lands End to John O’Groats. MEPs are elected every five years on a regional basis, using proportional representation. The last European elections were held in June 2009 and the next elections will be on May 22 2014.
Our MEPs sit as members of the European Conservative and Reformists (ECR) parliamentary group. The group was formed following David Cameron’s Conservative Party leadership pledge to set up a new centre-right group in the European Parliament that sees a non federalist future for the EU. The ECR is the first and only mainstream group in the European Parliament that stands for a Europe of nation states and free markets – and is against the federal Europe favoured by all of the other major groupings.
We believe there is an urgent need to reform the EU. We will renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU and then we will put that new arrangement to British people to decide in a referendum whether they wish to remain in Europe or not. We are the only party that can deliver this agenda for reform and then let Britain decide.
What we stand for
- Conservative MEPs - keeping the cost of Europe down
- Conservative MEPs - making Europe work for British business
- Conservative MEPs - protecting the Pound, keeping Britain out of the Euro
- Conservative MEPs - keeping control of our borders
- Conservative MEPs - keeping Britain out of Eurozone bailouts
- Conservative MEPs - regaining British control of criminal justice
- Conservative MEPs - giving you in-out referendum on whether to stay in the EU
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Conservative MEPs will support David Cameron in pushing for what we call the Three Rs:
- Reform of the European Union
- Renegotiation of our relationship with the EU
- A Referendum to let the British people decide – in or out.
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In this page
- A Europe of nation states
- A flexible Europe that does less but does it better
- Fighting Global poverty
- Tackling Global warming
- Boosting Global competitiveness