Andrew LEWER : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 08-06-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 08-06-2017 : Conservative Party (United Kingdom)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 14-07-2014 / 11-01-2015 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 08-06-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 08-06-2017 : Committee on Culture and Education

Substitute 

  • 05-01-2015 / 08-06-2017 : Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • 05-01-2015 / 08-06-2017 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 194 and 162(11)

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 53, Rule 54, Annex V

OPINION on Internet connectivity for growth, competitiveness and cohesion: European gigabit society and 5G  
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Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 205a

OPINION on the management of the fishing fleets in the outermost regions  
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OPINION on Annual report on the control of the financial activities of the EIB for 2015  
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OPINION on the Annual Report 2015 on the Protection of the EU’s Financial Interests - Fight against fraud  
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Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 123, Rule 128, Rule 130b, Rule 135.

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 128

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 183

Implementation of the Europe for Citizens programme (A8-0017/2017 - María Teresa Giménez Barbat)  
 

Today the ECR group has voted against the Implementation of the Europe for Citizens programme report.
Whilst we believe that a limited number of areas of this programme, such as European Remembrance projects highlighting important events in Member State history, or town twinning networks, have positive aspects to them and offer some added value, key issues outweigh them.
The ECR group cannot support a call to foster a shared sense of European identity and disapproves of the critical tone used in the report to refer to Eurosceptic views and the results of democratic participation when they turn out to be unfavourable to those seeking greater European Union integration. Such attitudes hamper freedom of speech and have little respect for national sovereignty. In addition, there is no evidence to justify the call for a significant increase in the programme budget, nor is there concrete evidence to support a connection between its budget and the poor success rate. Last but not least, this report's call to allow for a greater role for the European Parliament in decision-making in respect of the programme is more likely to increase the amount of taxpayers’ money going to this programme than it is to increase democratic participation.

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 130, Annex II

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on construction of the Via Carpathia strategic transport route of EU eastern regions  
- P8_DCL(2016)0019 - Lapsed  
Tomasz Piotr PORĘBA , Victor BOŞTINARU , Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK , Edward CZESAK , Ashley FOX , Professor Ryszard Antoni LEGUTKO , Andrew LEWER , Branislav ŠKRIPEK , Evžen TOŠENOVSKÝ , Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ  
Date opened : 07-03-2016
Lapse date : 07-06-2016
Number of signatories : 61 - 08-06-2016
Written declaration on the Carpathian Region in the EU  
- P8_DCL(2015)0073 - Lapsed  
Tomasz Piotr PORĘBA , Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK , Victor BOŞTINARU , Edward CZESAK , Ashley FOX , Professor Ryszard Antoni LEGUTKO , Andrew LEWER , Branislav ŠKRIPEK , Evžen TOŠENOVSKÝ , Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ  
Date opened : 14-12-2015
Lapse date : 14-03-2016
Number of signatories : 47 - 15-03-2016
Written declaration on strengthening the work of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights in Venezuela  
- P8_DCL(2015)0063 - Lapsed  
Dita CHARANZOVÁ , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA , Maite PAGAZAURTUNDÚA , Fernando MAURA BARANDIARÁN , Andrew LEWER , Ivan ŠTEFANEC , Javier NART PEÑALVER , Teresa JIMÉNEZ-BECERRIL BARRIO , Renate WEBER , Juan Carlos GIRAUTA VIDAL , Ashley FOX , Davor Ivo STIER  
Date opened : 26-10-2015
Lapse date : 26-01-2016
Number of signatories : 64 - 27-01-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests