People

Richard Ashworth

MEP for the South East
Deputy Leader and Conservative Spokesman on Budgets
Richard was elected Conservative MEP for the South East Region in 2004. He was Chief Whip of the Conservatives in the European Parliament from January to November 2007 and is Conservative Spokesman on Budgets in the European Parliament. He was PPS to Jonathan Evans MEP from July to December 2004. He is a member of the Budgets Committee, and a substitute member of the Employment & Social Affairs Committee.

Nirj Deva

MEP for the South East
Spokesman on Development and the ACP
Nirj was first elected MEP for the South East region in 1999. In the European Parliament, he is Conservative Spokesman on Development and Cooperation. He is a Member of the Development Committee and a substitute member on Regional Policy, Tourism and Transport. He was a Special Advisor for Ethnic Affairs to the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP.

Daniel Hannan

MEP for the South East
Daniel was first elected MEP for the South East region in 1999. He is a member of the Fisheries Committee. Daniel was Special Adviser to the Rt Hon Michael Howard MP from 1997-8, and Director of the European Research Group from 1994-99. He has been a leader-writer for the Daily Telegraph since 1996, and writes a column for the German newspaper Die Welt.

Chestfield: Pat Todd

A retired police officer, married with two adult children and five grandchildren, I have lived and worked in our district for 45 years.

Seasalter: Ashley Clark

Born in Whitstable and educated at Simon Langton Grammar School in Canterbury, Ashley retired from Kent County Constabulary in 2004 as Head of its Frontier Operations Department following some 30 years' service much of which was spent working alongside French counterparts.

Seasalter: Colin Spooner

I have lived and worked here for 10 years with my wife Julie. We have three grown-up daughters and four grandchildren