Ann WIDDECOMBE
Ann WIDDECOMBE
United Kingdom

Date of birth : , Bath

9th parliamentary term Ann WIDDECOMBE

Political groups

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Non-attached Members

National parties

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : The Brexit Party (United Kingdom)

Member

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation for relations with Belarus

Substitute

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

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)

Other parliamentary activities

Written explanations of vote

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

Ongoing hearings under article 7(1) of the TEU regarding Poland and Hungary (B9-0032/2020)

16-01-2020

The Brexit Party voted against this non-legislative resolution. Principally, the Brexit Party opposes the EU’s infringement proceedings against any sovereign nation. We believe that the governments of these nations, who were democratically elected, unlike many EU lawmakers, have the right to enact the policies on which they have been elected. For these reasons, we voted against calls for further hearings with Poland and Hungary.

Activities of the European Ombudsman in 2018 (A9-0032/2019 - Peter Jahr)

16-01-2020

Brexit Party MEPs voted to abstain on this non-legislative, non-binding report. The European Ombudsman has done a decent job on investigating issues within the Commission and EU institutions. The report praises the Ombudsman and rightly calls for more transparency within the EU structure.

Protocol to the Agreement between the EU, Iceland and Norway concerning the criteria and mechanisms for establishing the State responsible for examining a request for asylum lodged in a Member State or in Iceland or Norway regarding the access to Eurodac for law enforcement purposes (A9-0053/2019 - Jadwiga Wiśniewska)

15-01-2020

. ‒ The Brexit Party have voted to abstain on this legislative report. Whilst we support the principle of cooperation with neighboring countries, particularly when this concerns combatting serious crime and terrorism, we cannot support this being facilitated via the EU. As we believe these agreements should be conducted bilaterally, we abstained on this report.

Declarations

Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.