MPs: Robert Walter MP; William of Dartmouth MEP;

North Dorset (House of Commons)

Mr Robert Walter MP (Conservative)

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MP Since - 1997 Majority - 7,625 Born - 30/05/1948. Widower, 2 sons & 1 daughter; Divorced.
Education - Lord Weymouth School, Warminster, Aston University, Birmingham.

Previous Occupation - Former Sheep Farmer, South Devon; Director and Vice President of Aubrey G Langston & Co. (1986-97); Member London Stock Exchange (1983-86); Visiting Lecturer in East-West Trade, University of Westminster.

Personal Overview - Has a background in farming and in business. One of his key interests appears to be European issues, an area where he is likely to have some knowledge and a positive attitude. His career to date has remained on the back benches, where he has held a number of Select Committee memberships.
Political History - Chairman of the Conservative Group for Europe (1992-95). MP North Dorset (1997-). Vice Chairman of the Conservative Agriculture, Fisheries & Food Committee (1997-99), Secretary of the Conservative Party Committee for European Affairs Committee (1997-99). Member of the Health Select Committee (1997-99) Member of the Unopposed Bills (Panel) Select Committees (1997-). Member of the European Scrutiny Select Committee (1999). Opposition Spokesman for Constitutional Affairs (Wales) (1999-2001). Member of the International Development Select Committee (2001-03), Treasury Select Committee (2003-05) & Treasury Sub Committee (2004-).
Characteristics - Former Chairman of the European Democrat Forum, and a member of the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council. Freeman of the City of London, and founder member of the Wiltshire Europe Society. A School Governor.

Business Tel: 020 7219 6981


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Interests: Environment,European Issues,General Trade & Industry,Foreign Affairs,East-West Trade

Commitee membership
  • Agriculture and Food for Development Group (Member)
  • Cardiac Risk in the Young Group (Member)
  • Carers Group (Member)
  • Cider Group (Member)
  • Citizens Advice Group (Member)
  • Community Development in Europe Group (Member)
  • Entrepreneurship Group (Member)
  • European Union Group (Secretary)
  • Wholesale Financial Markets and Services (Associate Group) (Member)
  • Prevention of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity Group (Member)
  • Greyhound Group (Member)
  • Highway Maintenance Group (Member)
  • Human Rights Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Huntington's Disease Group (Member)
  • Lighting Group (Member)
  • Mobile Homes Group (Member)
  • Print Group (Member)
  • Respiratory Health Group (Member)
  • Retail Group (Member)
  • Rugby League Group (Member)
  • Commons and Lords Rugby Union Football Club Group (Member)
  • Rugby Union Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Sailing and Marine Leisure Group (Treasurer)
  • Spinal Cord Injury Group (Member)
  • Sustainable Housing Group (Member)
  • Thalidomide and other Harmful Drugs prescribed during Pregnancy Group (Member)
  • Thrombosis Group (Member)
  • Transatlantic and International Security Group (Member)
  • Wine and Spirit Group (Member)
  • Austria Group (Member)
  • Belgium Group (Chairman)
  • British-Belize Group (Member)
  • Botswana Group (Member)
  • British Caribbean Group (Treasurer)
  • British-Central American Group (Member)
  • Croatia Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Ethiopia and Djibouti Group (Member)
  • British-Finnish Group (Member)
  • Greece Group (Member)
  • British-Icelandic Group (Member)
  • Indonesia Group (Member)
  • British-Italian Group (Member)
  • British-Japanese Group (Treasurer)
  • Macedonia Group (Member)
  • British-Maldives Group (Member)
  • Morocco Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Netherlands Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Britain-Palestine Group (Member)
  • Romania Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Serbia Group (Member)
  • UK-Singapore Group (Member)
  • British-Swedish Group (Vice Chairman)
  • British-Syria Group (Treasurer)
  • Thailand Group (Member)
  • Turkey Group (Secretary)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Vietnam Group (Member)
  • Western Sahara Group (Member)


South West (European Parliament)

Earl William of Dartmouth MEP (UK Independence)

MEP Since - 2009 Born - 23/09/49. 10th Earl of Dartmouth.
Education - Eton. Christchurch College, Oxford. Harvard Business School.
Previous Occupation - Chartered Accountant, working in the United Arab Emirates (1975-77). Worked in the US for 6 years before returning to work in the UK in 1983 in finance, property and communications. Director, Hanson Transport. Chairman and Founder of Kirklees Cable.

Personal Overview - Former Conservative Peer who defected to the UK Independence party successfully gained election to the European Parliament at the 2009 elections. From a background in accountancy, he has worked in several countries, including the United Arab Emirates and US. A former Hereditary Peer, he lost his seat in the House of Lords in November 1999 in the Lords reforms of that year. Having reinvented himself as a UK Independence member he has the opportunity to use his accountancy skills to highlight any financial issues within the EU.

Political History - General Election candidate (Conservative) for Leigh (February 1974), Stockport South (October 1974). Succeeded his father to became a member of the House of Lords (1997-99). European Parliament candidate (1999). Joined the UK Independence Party (2007). Current prospective parliamentary candidate for Exeter. MEP South West Region (2009-). Member of the Committee on International Trade (2009-). Substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Other Information - At Oxford he was elected Secretary of the Oxford Union.
Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: 32(0)2 28 49735


Interests: Business & Finance

Commitee membership
  • Foreign Affairs (Substitute)
  • International Trade (Member)


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