|This biographical article relies too much on references to primary sources. (June 2009)|
|Member of the European Parliament
for South West England
4 June 2009
|Preceded by||Caroline Jackson|
|Leader of the Conservative Party in the European Parliament|
25 November 2014
|Preceded by||Syed Kamall|
|Bristol City Council Councillor
for Westbury on Trym
2 May 2002 – 6 May 2010
|Preceded by||David Poole|
15 November 1969 |
Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England
|Residence||Bristol, United Kingdom|
|Alma mater||Bristol Polytechnic|
|Occupation||Politician, formally Solicitor|
Ashley Peter Fox (born 15 November 1969) is a British Member of the European Parliament, representing the South West England & Gibraltar for the Conservative Party. As such he sits within the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) political group.
Life And History
He was born in Sutton Coldfield, son of Clive and Diana Fox 
Educated independently at The King's School, Worcester, Ashley studied law at Bristol Polytechnic before working for a year as an English assistant in France. He took his solicitors finals at Chester College of Law. After completing his articles, he qualified as a Solicitor in 1994.
Before being elected as a MEP Ashley Fox worked for 15 years as a Solicitor in Bristol, specialising in Insurance Litigation. He was a Partner at Badhams Thompson and an Associate at Morgan Cole.
From 1998 -2000 Ashley was Chairman of Bristol West Conservative Association. He stood as the Conservative candidate for Bath at the General Election in 2001. In 2002 he was elected as Councillor for Westbury-on-Trym on Bristol City Council, a position he held for 8 years.
Member of the European Parliament
Ashley was first elected to the European Parliament in 2009 and was re-elected in 2014. Ashley was elected as Leader of the Conservative MEPs in November 2014. As a British Conservative he is a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) where he served as Chief Whip from 2010 - 2014.
Ashley is a member of the Industry, Research & Energy Committee and the Economic & Monetary Affairs Committee in the European Parliament. He is also the leading British campaigner seeking to scrap the wasteful ‘Strasbourg Circus’ – which costs taxpayers €156m every year.
Most information from Ashley Fox's Website