Stuart Agnew

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Stuart Agnew
UKIP Agriculture and Food Spokesperson
Assumed office
24 July 2014
Leader Nigel Farage
Diane James
Paul Nuttall
Henry Bolton
Gerard Batten
Member of the European Parliament
for East of England
Assumed office
7 June 2009
Preceded by Jeffrey Titford
Personal details
Born John Stuart Agnew
(1949-08-30) 30 August 1949 (age 68)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Political party UK Independence Party
Alma mater Royal Agricultural College

John Stuart Agnew (born 30 August 1949) is a Member of the European Parliament for the East of England region for the UK Independence Party (UKIP). He was elected in 2009.

Agnew was born in Norwich, and educated at Gordonstoun School and the Royal Agricultural College.[1] A long-time UKIP member, he is a Norfolk farmer who formerly represented Norfolk on the NFU Council.[2] He sits on the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

He was the UKIP candidate in Mid Norfolk at the 2001 general election, in Norfolk North at the 2005 general election,[3] and in Broadland at the 2010 and 2015 general elections.

Agnew has described climate change science as "the global warming scam".[4] In the European Parliament in 2015, he stated that plants need carbon dioxide as food, so "if you succeed in decarbonising Europe, our crops will have no natural gas to grow from". Richard A. Betts of the Met Office described this as a misunderstanding, since cutting emissions did not mean reducing existing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.[5]

In the 2017 UKIP leadership election, he was the running-mate of Anne Marie Waters.[6]


  1. ^ 'AGNEW, (John) Stuart', Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Election 2005 - Results - Norfolk North". 
  4. ^ "My Personal Experiences of the Global Warming Scam". Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cutting carbon emissions will cause crops to die, warns UKIP". RTCC. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew will be anti-Islam leadership hopeful Anne Marie Waters' deputy". Eastern Daily Press. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.