Appointments

Current Political Appointments

  • Senior Vice President of the European Parliament Fisheries Committee
  • President of the European Parliament’s Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development Intergroup
  • Personal Representative on Ecology & the Environment to the Chairman in office of the OSCE
  • President of the 'Friends of a Free Iran' Intergroup
  • President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq
  • Member of the Environment Committee
  • Member of the Spirits Intergroup
  • UK Conservative Delegation Fisheries Spokesperson

 Political Appointments

Since 1998 President of the Tuesday Club
1999 Elected MEP for Scotland
Since 1999 Front Bench Spokesman Fisheries Committee
1999 - 2004 Front Bench Spokesman Scottish Agriculture and Rural Development
2002 - 2004 President of Fisheries Committee
2004 Re-elected as MEP
Since 2004 Conservative Spokesman on European Parliament's Fisheries Committee
2004 - 2009 Conservative Deputy Spokesman on Agriculture and Rural Affairs in the European Parliament
Since 2004 President of the European Parliament's Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development Intergroup
2004 - 2009 Co-chair of Friends of a Free Iran Parliamentary Intergroup
2005 - 2009 Vice President EPP-ED Ruling Group of 288 MEPs
2005 -2009 Chairman of ED Group of 40 MEPs
2009 Re-elected MEP for Scotland
Since 2009 Senior Vice-President of the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee
Since 2009 President of the Friends of a Free Iran Intergroup
Since 2009 Member of the Environment Committee
Since 2009 President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq
Since 2009 Member of the Spirits Intergroup
January 2010 Appointed Personal Representative on Ecology & the Environment to the Chairman in office of the OSCE
 
October 2011 Appointed European Parliament Fisheries Committee rapporteur on the Common Fisheries Policy, focussed on reforms to the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products.