Bill NEWTON DUNN : 9th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Renew Europe Group - Member

National parties 

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Liberal Democrats (United Kingdom)

Member 

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation for relations with the United States

Substitute 

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation for relations with India

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

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 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (A9-0004/2020 - Guy Verhofstadt)  
 

I voted Against. The Withdrawal Agreement is a terrible deal. It may explode the UK, encouraging Scotland to leave, Northern Ireland to unite Ireland. It detaches us from the Single Market and unfettered free-trade, jeopardising British jobs. It threatens our outstanding universities and scientific research.The reason for this catastrophe is the fantasy culture in which Westminster politicians work. Its ancient decrepit buildings, constructed long ago, make them believe they are still the centre of the world, that other nations listen to them. Perhaps a modern Guy Fawkes is needed. Leaders at Westminster have omitted for forty years to explain the benefits and reasons for uniting Europe into a decentralised federal structure so that our continent can stand up to the emerging super-powers.The British prime minister is the ultimate fantasist, with no plan except to enjoy the spoils of high office. He has no intention of modernising how we vote to a fair system, nor replacing the unelected House of Lords. Some want an elected head-of-state so that any citizen can aspire to be president.
Humans live according to their inherited cultures. If Britain cannot reform itself, a hard ask, events from outside will force change in unpleasant ways.

European Parliament's position on the Conference on the Future of Europe (B9-0036/2020, B9-0037/2020, B9-0038/2020)  
 

Having been here, on and off, since 1979, I want to contribute a few words about this vital conference.
Leaders in the British Parliament at Westminster have never told the truth to the British people. Leaders in the House of Commons from Thatcher onwards have failed to explain ‘Europe’ to the people in the UK. The Brexit MEPs who have spoken here in this debate but have all left the chamber, unwilling to listen to other opinions, are a symptom of that ignorance.
Thirty years ago I wrote and published a pamphlet about The Democratic Deficit. That Deficit remains.
I am afraid that the UK will not return to the Union until leaders in the Commons tell the truth: that they don’t control an empire and that they are just another parliament which is greatly in need of profound reforms. I was asked last autumn: ‘How is it possible for an unelected British Prime Minister to ask the unelected Head of State to suspend a parliament only half of which is elected?’
I fear that not until the British people are taken down to an uneconomic nadir and they learn the truth might we return to the European Union.

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 138, Annex III

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties 

Declaration of good conduct