United Kingdom

Date of birth : , Romford

8th parliamentary term John FLACK

Political groups

  • 28-06-2017 / 01-07-2019 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member

National parties

  • 28-06-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Conservative Party (United Kingdom)


  • 04-07-2017 / 13-09-2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 04-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 04-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China


  • 04-07-2017 / 05-07-2017 : Committee on Petitions
  • 04-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 05-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Fisheries

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)

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

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 a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy

02-07-2018 PECH_AD(2018)619288 PE619.288v03-00 PECH

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

Boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions (A8-0266/2018 - Krzysztof Hetman)


John Flack MEP, on behalf of the UK Conservative delegation of the ECR Group.
The UK Conservative delegation of the ECR voted in favour of this report as it provides a valuable insight into the challenges and obstacles faced by internal EU border regions. Moreover, it highlights good practices and success stories as well as the importance of access to public services, and small-scale projects in bringing people together and generating new potential for local development.
Nonetheless, we would like to underline that we do oppose any recommendation of a ‘significantly increased budget’ for European Territorial Cooperation projects. The benefits of these projects require further assessment before such a recommendation could be justified. Furthermore, any suggestion that Member States should consider aligning their legal systems and any forced multilingual approach to administration would unnecessarily trample on the sovereignty of Member States to decide on these issues as they see fit.

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


Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.