Anthea McIntyre

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Anthea McIntyre
Member of the European Parliament
for West Midlands
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 December 2011
Preceded by Philip Bushill-Matthews[a]
Personal details
Born Ross-on-Wye
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Frank Myers
Residence United Kingdom
Occupation Member of the European Parliament
a. ^ Office vacant from 4 June 2009 – 30 November 2011

Anthea Elizabeth Joy McIntyre (born 29 June 1954) is an English Conservative Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands, serving since 2011.

Life[edit]

Born in London, the daughter of David Scott McIntyre and Joy Irma Stratford McIntyre, she was educated at Claremont School, Esher, and Queen's College, London. As a business woman in Ross-on-Wye, she has been a partner in the Wythall Estate since 1976; in 1985 she became a consultant with MCP Management Consultants, then was a partner in the company from 1991 to 2011.[1]

McIntyre stood unsuccessfully for parliament as a Conservative at Redditch in the general election of 1997. She was also unsuccessful as a Conservative candidate in the 2009 European election, but in December 2011 she was appointed to serve as a member in the European Parliament's West Midlands constituency without a new election. This was because the Lisbon Treaty had enlarged the European Parliament by eighteen, and one of these new seats came to the United Kingdom. Britain decided to allocate this to the West Midlands regional constituency, on the basis of population statistics. The results of the 2009 European elections were then considered to decide who would have won the additional seat if it had existed then. The result of this was that it was awarded to McIntyre.[2]

She serves on the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee.

Private life[edit]

In 1999 Anthea McIntyre married Frank Myers, MBE. She lives in Walford, Ross-on-Wye.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ‘McINTYRE, Anthea Elizabeth Joy’, in Who's Who 2013 (London: A. & C. Black, 2013)
  2. ^ Jason Groves, Businesswoman takes up MEP post despite not a single vote being cast for her in Daily Mail dated 2 December 2011