Ashley Fox

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Ashley Fox
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Member of the European Parliament
for South West England
Assumed office
4 June 2009
Preceded by Caroline Jackson
Leader of the Conservative Party in the European Parliament
Assumed office
25 November 2014
Preceded by Syed Kamall
Bristol City Council Councillor
for Westbury on Trym
In office
2 May 2002 – 6 May 2010
Preceded by David Poole
Personal details
Born (1969-11-15) 15 November 1969 (age 46)
Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Julia Fox
Children 2
Residence Bristol, United Kingdom
Alma mater Bristol Polytechnic
Occupation Politician, formally Solicitor

Ashley Peter Fox (born 15 November 1969[1][2]) is a British solicitor and politician who is currently a Member of the European Parliament, representing South West England for the Conservative Party and the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) political group.

Life And History[edit]

He was born in Sutton Coldfield, son of Clive and Diana Fox [2]

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.

Ashley continues to live in Bristol with his wife, Julia, and two children, one son, one daughter.[2][3]

Member of the European Parliament[edit]

Ashley was elected to the European Parliament in June 2009 as part of the 2009 European Election to represent the South West England & Gibraltar constituency. As a British Conservative he is a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR). He was appointed Chief Whip of the ECR in December 2010.

Ashley is a member of the Internal Market Committee where he takes a particular interest in the Aerospace and Pharmaceutical Industries. He also sits on the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and the Committee for Constitutional Affairs. Ashley is a member of the Delegation for relations with the Arabian Peninsula and also of the Delegation for relations with China.


  1. ^ "Ashley Fox". European Parliament. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  2. ^ a b c Who's who for second forename,birthplace, parents, marriage and family details
  3. ^ "About Ashley". Mark Weston. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 

Most information from Ashley Fox's Website

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