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Neil Parish MEP

About Neil

First elected MEP for South West region 1999.

Conservative Spokesman on Agriculture and Fisheries in the European Parliament.

Member: Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. Member of the Fisheries Committee. Member of the Temporary Committee into Food and Mouth. Substitute member: Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy Committee.

Conservative Spokesman on Fisheries (England), 2000-2001.

Assistant Whip, Conservatives in the European Parliament,1999-2001.

Educated at Brymore Agricultural School and Taunton Technical College. Arable Farmer, 1972-. Councillor: Sedgemoor District Council, 1983-95; Somerset County Council, 1989-93. Deputy Leader, Sedgemoor District Council, 1990-95. Parliamentary Candidate, Pontypool & Cwmbran, General Election 1997.

Neils interests:

Country life, Brains Trust, debating, music and swimming.

Born 1956. Married, two children.


Dr Caroline Jackson MEP

About Caroline

First elected MEP for Wiltshire 1984; re-elected 1989. Elected MEP for Wiltshire North & Bath 1994. Elected MEP for South West region 1999.

Chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy since 1999. Substitute member: Women's Rights Committee.

Educated at St Hugh's and Nuffield Colleges, Oxford. Historian (D.Phil); former Research Fellow, St Hugh's College, Oxford. Councillor, Oxford City Council, 1970-74. Parliamentary Candidate, Birmingham Erdington, General Election 1974. Secretariat, European Parliament, 1974-84. Member, National Consumer Council, 1982-84. Board member, Peugeot Talbot UK Ltd, 1988-99. Author of "A Young Person's Guide to Europe" (1996). Deputy Chairman, Conservatives in the European Parliament, 1997-99.

Caroline's Interests: archaeology and music.

Born 1946. Married to Robert Jackson, MP for Wantage.


Giles Chichester MEP

About Giles:

First elected MEP for Devon & East Plymouth 1994. Elected MEP for South West region 1999.

Conservative Spokesman on Energy.

Conservative Spokesman on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy,1999-2001.

Member: Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy Committee. Substitute member: Employment and Social Affairs Committee.

Educated Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. Since 1971, Director of Francis Chichester Ltd, publishers of maps, guides and educational wallcharts. Personal Assistant to Lord Tebbit, then Party Chairman, during 1987 General Election. Chairman, Hammersmith Conservative Association, 1984-87. Chairman, Foreign Affairs Forum, 1987-90. Chairman of Carlton Club Political Committee, 1992-95.

Gile's Interests:

Sailing, rowing and vegetarian cooking.

Born 1946. Married, three children.


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