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Richard Ashworth MEP for South East region (Conservative)  

Personal details

Born 1947, Folkestone

Educated at The King's School, Canterbury

Studied agriculture and management at Seale-Hayne College, Devon

Married with 3 daughters

Interested in music, theatre, sport, aviation and country pursuits.

Business experience

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 manufacturers.

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.

Other interests

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

In Europe:
Email: richardjames.ashworth@ep.europa.eu
Tel 0032 228 45309

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