Robert Sturdy

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Born1944-06-22
Wetherby, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
NationalityBritish
Alma materSussex University
PartyConservative

Robert Sturdy (born 22 June 1944, Wetherby) is a British MEP from Conservative and Unionist Party.

Affiliations

Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Profesional Activities:

  • Family farming business

Paid Functions or Activities:

  • Guest at occasional sporting events

Further Information:

  • I employ 3 full time assistants who receive payment in the band of 20,000-30,000 and one full time assistant and a press officer who receive payment in the band of 10,000 - 20,000. None of whom are related.
  • All payments are made through a Paying Agent, an independent firm of chartered accountants.[1]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

Profesional Activities:

  • G E Sturdy and Sons Farms

Paid Functions or Activities:

  • Guest at Belgian F1 Grand Prix
  • Occasional other sporting events

Further Information:

  • I employ 3 full time assistants who receive payment in the band of 20,000-30,000 and one full time assistant and a press officer who receive payment in the band of 10,000 - 20,000. None of whom are related.
  • All payments are made through a Paying Agent, an independent firm of chartered accountants responsible for all payroll activities.[2]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

  • Voted against the directive on "establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy" (A5-0027/2000). The directive covers all water management aspects in order to achieve a 'good status' of all waters by 2015.[3]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on "national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants" (A5-0063/2000). The amendment allows setting less ambitious national emission ceilings for sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia (NH3) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), which would result in more damage to human health and the environment.[4]
  • Voted against the directive on "waste electrical and electronic equipment" (A5-0100/2002). The amendment sets higher reuse and recycling rates for IT and telecommunication equipment.[5] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted in favour of the report on "Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network" (A5-0135/2002). The Trans-European Network of Transport (TEN-T) is a network of so-called 'transport corridors' through Europe. This amendment calls for a full Strategic Environmental Assessment of these transport corridors and calls on the Commission to improve methods for analysing the environmental and economic impact of the TEN-T.[6]
  • Voted against the regulation concerning "traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms" (A5-0229/2002). The amendment allows customers the right to choose GM free food.[7]
  • Voted against the report towards a "thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides" (A5-0061/2003). The amendment proposes to ban or severely restrict use of pesticides in areas around sources of drinking water and nature protected zones.[8]
  • Voted against the directive on "environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage" (A5-0145/2003). According to the amendment, polluters have to pay for environmental clean-up, and it supports an EU-wide regime which makes polluters liable for the damage they cause to wildlife, water and land.[9]
  • Voted against the directive on restructuring the "Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity" (A5-0302/2003). The amendment aims at giving tax benefits to environmentally friendly sources of energy, which would make them cheaper and more competitive to conventional (more polluting) sources of energy. It also gives tax benefits to environmentally friendly uses of energy for transport, for instance trains.[10] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted against the amendment on Bulgaria’s progress towards accession (A5-0105/2004). The report objects to extending the life of the nuclear power stations in Bulgaria.[11]


Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Educated at Ashville College, Harrogate. Trained in accountancy.
  • Built up substantial farming business in West Yorkshire.
  • Has held a number of appointments and chairmanships in the National Farmers' Union.
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1994).
  • In the British Conservative delegation in the European Parliament: deputy leader, member of the bureau and agricultural spokesman (since 1999).
  • Member of the RSPB, Globe, the Intergroup for Animal Welfare, the Rugby League Intergroup and treasurer of the Land Use and Food Policy Intergroup. Vice-Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Beekeepers Association.

Resources

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References

  1. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests, 10 June 2009, accessed 03 November 2009.
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests, 07 June 2008, accessed 04 February 2009.
  3. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  4. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  5. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  6. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  7. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  8. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  9. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  10. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  11. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.