Robert Rowland

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Robert Rowland

Robert Rowland 2019.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for South East England
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Preceded byRay Finch
Personal details
Born (1966-02-28) 28 February 1966 (age 53)[3]
Bowdon, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Political partyBrexit
Spouse(s)Lisa Marie
Alma materNewcastle University

Robert Andrew Rowland is a British politician who has served as a Brexit Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for South East England since 2019.[4] He is a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.[5]

Early career[edit]

Rowland has working in the investment industry since 1988. He was a partner and Managing Director with Lazard Frères in New York, and a fund manager with Odey Asset Management.[6]

Rowland is the director of Bowdon Capital, a hedge fund registered in 2014.[7][8]

Political career[edit]

On 10 July 2019, Rowland tweeted "We are behind all our fisherman and the restoration of sovereignty over our waters. 200 miles of exclusion zone with any foreign fishing vessel given the same treatment as the Belgrano! Well done June. We are 110% behind you and will ensure you give ‘em hell on committee."[9] His threat to sink foreign civilian fishing vessels was widely shared and criticised on social media.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Rowland is married to Lisa Marie. They have three sons and one daughter.[6]


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  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Robert ROWLAND". European Parliament. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  4. ^ "The UK's European elections 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ "9th parliamentary term | Robert ROWLAND | MEPs | European Parliament". Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b "The Directors". Tickets for Troops. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b Rankin, Jennifer (12 July 2019). "Brexit party MEP called for EU fishing vessels to be 'sunk like Belgrano'". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Bowdon Capital Ltd". Financial Conduct Authority. Reference number: 827082. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Robert Rowland Brexit SE Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 11 May 2019.