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Richard ASHWORTH Richard ASHWORTH
Richard ASHWORTH
United Kingdom

Date of birth : , Folkestone

8th parliamentary term Richard ASHWORTH

Political groups

  • 01-07-2014 / 27-02-2018 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member
  • 28-02-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties

  • 01-07-2014 / 31-03-2019 : Conservative Party (United Kingdom)
  • 01-04-2019 / 01-07-2019 : Change UK – The Independent Group (United Kingdom)

Member

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 14-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgets
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgets
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Substitute

  • 01-07-2014 / 13-07-2014 : Committee on Budgets
  • 01-07-2014 / 07-10-2014 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 09-01-2015 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 19-01-2017 / 27-02-2018 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 20-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgetary Control

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 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 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 implementation of the Development Cooperation Instrument, the Humanitarian Aid Instrument and the European Development Fund

08-03-2018 BUDG_AD(2018)616589 PE616.589v02-00 BUDG
Jordi SOLÉ

OPINION on palm oil and deforestation of rainforests

02-03-2017 AGRI_AD(2017)592126 PE592.126v02-00 AGRI
Florent MARCELLESI

OPINION on possible evolutions of and adjustments to the current institutional set-up of the European Union

28-09-2016 BUDG_AD(2016)587434 PE587.434v02-00 BUDG
José Manuel FERNANDES

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

The situation in Hungary (A8-0250/2018 - Judith Sargentini)

12-09-2018

The decision to advocate the launch of Article 7(1) proceedings against a Member State is not one we have taken lightly.
Our vote today is not an attack on Hungary nor an attack on its people.
Nor is our vote necessarily about the content of the report, flawed as it is.
Our decision concerns the question of European values, what they are and how we maintain and promote them.
Europe, and its neighbourhood, is a family of friendly nations which share the same values, such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law.
Like any family, we have disagreements and differences of opinion, yet these common values continue to bind us together.
Regrettably, it is clear that Mr. Orbán and the current Hungarian government have been distancing themselves from these values.
The launch of Article 7(1) proceedings would, in our view, provide an opportunity for a constructive and cooperative dialogue with the Hungarian Government, in order to prevent the undermining of the values which we all share.

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

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 food wastage

12-01-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0001 Lapsed
Giovanni LA VIA James NICHOLSON Pilar AYUSO Kateřina KONEČNÁ Czesław Adam SIEKIERSKI Mairead McGUINNESS Richard ASHWORTH Albert DESS Martin HÄUSLING Paolo DE CASTRO Gerben-Jan GERBRANDY Michel DANTIN Simona BONAFÈ
Date opened : 12-01-2015
Lapse date : 12-04-2015
Number of signatories : 179 - 17-04-2015

Declarations

Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.