Charles TANNOCK : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Conservative Party (United Kingdom)


  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs


  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 20-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • 24-06-2016 / 13-12-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 23-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Subcommittee on Human Rights

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)

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Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

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 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part  
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OPINION on the prevention of radicalisation and recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations  
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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 215

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on specific provisions for the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg) supported by the European Regional Development Fund and external financing instruments  
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OPINION on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019  
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OPINION on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council providing further macro-financial assistance to Ukraine  
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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 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

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 136

Other parliamentary activities 

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

Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) (A8-0397/2018 - Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy)  

I am aware of the deep concern amongst many of my constituents about the undeniable threats to the environment, biodiversity and climate as a result of the impact on our planet of the choices we make. Recent protests in my constituency of London such as the Climate Strike in March attended by school children have pressed this point home. I am pleased therefore to see that the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, LIFE, could see an increased budget of EUR 5.45 billion for the next programme from 2021. LIFE has already funded 244 projects in the UK since its inception in 1992 and EUR 262 million of EU funds have been channelled back into environmental projects. In London we have seen a range of initiatives win this funding from local clean up projects, and social housing improvements, to efforts to reduce food waste in the capital. I am pleased to see that the programme remains open to association with non-EU countries and so I hope that the UK government will consider adding this to the long list of other instruments to which we should request an opt-in when the UK leave the EU.

Copyright in the Digital Single Market (A8-0245/2018 - Axel Voss)  

. ‒ The Digital Single Market Copyright proposal, which took three years to negotiate, highlights the arduous and intricate nature of EU decision-making, a fact that is now starkly evident to those who said at the start that Brexit negotiations would be easy. Compromises on even focussed policy proposals like copyright must be hard-fought to ensure that the best outcome is achieved that provides a fair balance for all parties. I feel that this has been accomplished in this case. I understand that many interested parties on both sides of the debate have deep concerns about copyright changes and how this will affect a free and fair internet. Many of my constituents have contacted me on this issue. However, I am satisfied that the exemptions and derogations that have been negotiated to protect revenues for content producers and provide exceptions for the education and research sector are sufficient. It is particularly important in the United Kingdom to safeguard the rights of the creative industries, such as the music industry, where we have so much talent and value added to our economy. I am pleased to vote in favour of this proposal.

Common rules ensuring basic air connectivity with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union (A8-0062/2019 - Pavel Telička)  

The necessity of this proposal which seeks to ensure basic air connectivity should the EU and UK fail to approve a withdrawal agreement before 29 March shows just how interconnected and reliant the UK’s airline industry is on its European neighbours. I was pleased to see that the rapporteur has accepted some of the amendments put forward by the ECR group such as allowing code-sharing to continue on a reciprocal basis as well as a one-year derogation for airlines to meet the EU’s rules on ownership and control. Despite these amendments, however, it is still the case that were the airline industry forced to have to rely on this proposal should the UK crash out, they would still feel significant negative effects as a direct result of Brexit and would lose many of the freedoms they currently enjoy to function within the European single market. I sincerely hope that a way forward can be found to render this proposal unnecessary but I will be abstaining on this report in recognition that although it is far from ideal, such an agreement would be better than nothing.

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

Individual motions for resolutions  
Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143

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 commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and support for the creation of the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center  
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Ioan Mircea PAŞCU , Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS , Bas BELDER , Michał BONI , Rebecca HARMS , Frédérique RIES , Charles TANNOCK , Hannu TAKKULA , Boris ZALA , Janusz ZEMKE  
Date opened : 12-12-2016
Lapse date : 12-03-2017
Number of signatories : 135 - 13-03-2017