for South East region (Conservative)
Educated at The King's School, Canterbury
Studied agriculture and management at Seale-Hayne College, Devon
Married with 3 daughters
in music, theatre, sport, aviation and country pursuits.
Richard worked extensively in Canada and New
Zealand before establishing a farming business in Sussex. He
developed his own business processing and retailing dairy products, and
subsequently became a founder director and was for some years the
Chairman of United Milk Plc, one of Britain's largest food ingredients
Richard has been the chairman of NFU Corporate, the organisation that
represents Britain's farmer controlled food chain businesses in London
and Brussels. He has also been a member of the Minister of
Agriculture's food chain advisory committee.
Richard has had a lifelong
interest in further education and training. He has been the
chairman of a further education college in Sussex for a number of years
as well as serving on several public bodies in the education sector.
Office of Richard Ashworth MEP
5 Hazelgrove Road
West Sussex RH16 3PH
Tel: 01444 474 858
Tel 0032 228 45309
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