My role as your MEP
I see my primary job as an MEP as representing the West Midlands region in Europe, championing West Midlands businesses, and making sure the regionís voice is heard in the institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg.
A key aimof mine is repatriation of powers to the UK, and a reformed relationship with the EU. I will oppose new legislation which increases the EU's powers or increases the cost of doing business in Europe.
A main part of my day job as an MEP is working on the European Parliamentís committees, the central policy organs which scrutinise and re-shape legislation produced by the European Commission, and make suggestions for new legislation.
I am on the Internal Markets and Consumer Protection Committee, where I have been appointed as the Coordinator (lead negotiator) for my political group, the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group.
My job on that Committee is to push forward the drive towards a truly single market, breaking down the barriers to trade which companies in the West Midlands frequently experience when trading across Europe, helping increase competitiveness and boosts jobs and growth.
I am also a member of the Transport and Tourism Committee, an area of European policy with a significant impact on the West Midlands, sitting as it does at the heart of the UKís transport network. On that Committee I will be working to encourage infrastructure improvements and promoting the interests of Birmingham Airport, whose continued success benefits the wider regional economy enormously.
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