• Keith
  • Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Member
  • United Kingdom Green Party
  • Date of birth: 1 August 1953, Rochford

Speeches in plenary


Accessibility requirements for products and services (debate)

13-09-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)09-13(16)

Whale hunting in Norway (debate)

06-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-06(7)

West Bank displacement and demolitions, including of EU-funded projects (debate)

10-05-2016 P8_CRE-REV(2016)05-10(18)

Market access to port services and financial transparency of ports (debate)

07-03-2016 P8_CRE-REV(2016)03-07(14)

Market access to port services and financial transparency of ports (debate) (2)

07-03-2016 P8_CRE-REV(2016)03-07(14)

Introduction of compatible systems for the registration of pet animals across Member States (debate)

04-02-2016 P8_CRE-REV(2016)02-04(14)

A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020 (debate)

23-11-2015 P8_CRE-REV(2015)11-23(14)

Negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) (A8-0175/2015 - Bernd Lange)

09-07-2015 P8_CRE-REV(2015)07-09(13.1)

Dimensions and weights of road vehicles circulating within the Community (debate)

10-03-2015 P8_CRE-REV(2015)03-10(4)

Reports - as rapporteur


REPORT on unleashing the potential of waterborne passenger transport

19-10-2016 A8-0306/2016

Reports - as shadow rapporteur


REPORT on EU action plan against wildlife trafficking

18-10-2016 A8-0303/2016

Opinions - as rapporteur


OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services

09-05-2017 TRAN_AD(2017)595734

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur


OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures

28-03-2018 ENVI_AD(2018)613289

OPINION on international ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans in the context of the 2030 SDGs

26-09-2017 TRAN_AD(2017)606174

OPINION on A European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

29-06-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)601214

OPINION on the Annual Report on EU Competition Policy

14-11-2016 TRAN_AD(2016)585808

OPINION Report on the application of Council Directive 2004/113/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services

14-11-2016 TRAN_AD(2016)585500

OPINION on the EU strategy for liquefied natural gas and gas storage

07-09-2016 TRAN_AD(2016)583876

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EC) No 715/2007 and (EC) No 595/2009 as regards the reduction of pollutant emissions from road vehicles

19-06-2015 TRAN_AD(2015)554829

OPINION on sustainable urban mobility

18-06-2015 ENVI_AD(2015)554824

Institutional motions for resolutions


Motion for a resolution on the situation in the Gaza strip

16-04-2018 B8-0210/2018

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation of UNRWA

07-02-2018 RC-B8-0085/2018

Motion for a resolution on the situation of UNRWA

05-02-2018 B8-0090/2018

Motion for a resolution on whale hunting in Norway

06-09-2017 B8-0499/2017

Motion for a resolution on a new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020

24-11-2015 B8-1281/2015

Motion for a resolution on emission measurements in the automotive sector

21-10-2015 B8-1075/2015

Written declarations


Written declaration on the need for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) to support regional accessibility

12-12-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0129 Lapsed


Renaud MUSELIER , Inés AYALA SENDER , Iskra MIHAYLOVA , Younous OMARJEE , Keith TAYLOR , Ruža TOMAŠIĆ , Elissavet VOZEMBERG-VRIONIDI , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Fernando RUAS , István UJHELYI , Jill EVANS , Salvatore Domenico POGLIESE , Deirdre CLUNE , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Pascal ARIMONT , Derek VAUGHAN , Jozo RADOŠ , Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS , Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR , Milan ZVER

Date opened : 12-12-2016
Lapse date : 12-03-2017
Number of signatories : 106 - 13-03-2017

Written declaration on the conservation and welfare of Asian elephants

14-10-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0062 Lapsed


Jacqueline FOSTER , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Ian DUNCAN , Renate SOMMER , Marlene MIZZI , Jeppe KOFOD , Jean LAMBERT , Keith TAYLOR , Anja HAZEKAMP , Stefan ECK

Date opened : 14-10-2015
Lapse date : 14-01-2016
Number of signatories : 87 - 15-01-2016

Written declaration on the creation of a one-stop shop for animal welfare

27-05-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0022 Lapsed


Jacqueline FOSTER , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Anja HAZEKAMP , Marlene MIZZI , Jörg LEICHTFRIED , Pavel POC , Marit PAULSEN , Catherine BEARDER , Ivo VAJGL , Keith TAYLOR , Franc BOGOVIČ

Date opened : 27-05-2015
Lapse date : 27-08-2015
Number of signatories : 84 - 26-08-2015

Written questions


EU-Morocco Aviation Agreement and Western Sahara

08-02-2018 E-000827/2018 Commission

Western Sahara and EU air cargo

08-02-2018 E-000826/2018 Commission

Western Sahara and the safety of EU airlines and passengers

08-02-2018 E-000822/2018 Commission

Reduction in US funding for UNRWA

07-02-2018 E-000745/2018 Commission

Progress on initiatives to prevent tail biting and reduce tail docking of pigs

17-01-2018 E-000237/2018 Commission

Plastic waste and recycling in the EU

12-12-2017 E-007650/2017 Commission

Compliance with and enforcement of pig welfare provisions

08-12-2017 E-007586/2017 Commission

SCHEER opinion on the use of non-human primates in biomedical research

30-11-2017 E-007356/2017 Commission

Pig welfare and castrations

27-11-2017 E-007268/2017 Commission

Glyphosate residues and imports

23-11-2017 P-007195/2017 Commission

Oral questions


Investigation in the wake of the Dieselgate 2.0 scandal

02-02-2018 O-000013/2018 Commission

Whale hunting in Norway

22-06-2017 O-000058/2017 Commission

An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals

16-05-2017 O-000042/2017 Commission

EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals

14-02-2017 O-000013/2017 Commission

Commission's answers to written questions

10-01-2017 O-000003/2017 Commission

Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism and other forms of intolerance

27-10-2016 O-000132/2016 Commission

Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism and other forms of intolerance

27-10-2016 O-000131/2016 Council

Switch between summer and winter time

17-10-2016 O-000124/2016 Commission

EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

16-06-2016 O-000090/2016 Commission

Key objectives for the CITES CoP17 meeting in Johannesburg (South Africa)

16-06-2016 O-000089/2016 Commission

Written explanations of vote


State of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom (B8-0676/2017, B8-0677/2017)


. – Today, I abstained in the vote on the state of play of negotiations with the UK. I did so because in all conscience I do not believe that sufficient progress has been made affecting the island of Ireland.
The joint report of the UK and the EU talks of an ‘intention’ to protect North-South cooperation and to avoid a hard border between the two – and if this is impossible through an overall EU-UK relationship, then through full alignment with those single market and customs union (SMCU) rules which support North-South cooperation.
What this means in effect is that the UK position is saying it will leave the SMCU (which inevitably means that there will be a hard border, which is unacceptable to the Irish Government and therefore the EU27), or that there will be full alignment with CU/SM (which is unacceptable to the DUP, on whose support the Conservatives depend).
I do not recognise that intent as either achievable or sufficient.
I accept some progress has been made on the financial settlement, but many citizens’ rights issues remain unresolved. At least the second phase of discussions will enable development of legal texts for the withdrawal agreement.

EU-Morocco Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement (A8-0303/2017 - Dominique Riquet)


Regrettably, the Greens/EFA group had to vote against the Riquet report on the EU-Morocco Aviation Agreement on 24 October 2017, due to the unsatisfactory statement of the Commission in plenary prior to the vote.
The Commission confirmed that this Agreement applies to the territory of Western Sahara and that its wording and geographic scope mirrors that of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement in its territorial application.
The arguments put forward by the Commission are unconvincing since the Aviation Agreement applies to the territory of and the airspace above Western Sahara, and not to the maritime waters of the latter. Dakhla and Laayoune Airports are located on this territory.
The Aviation Agreement fails to comply with the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of 21 December 2016, Polisario vs Council, which required the EU to consider Western Sahara and Morocco as two distinct and separate territories. Moreover, the Commission did not demonstrate that it had secured the consent of the people of Western Sahara to this Agreement, as also required by the CJEU.
We call on the Council to take urgent corrective action to conform with European law and to respect the territorial integrity of Western Sahara.



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