1st April 2016
West Country farmed cheddar could be granted special status in the United States after it was announced it is to be included in ongoing trade negotiations.
Following pressure from the South West MEP and European Conservative Leader, Ashley Fox, the European Commission has agreed to seek protection for the world-famous cheddar in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks.
31st March 2016
The South West MEP Ashley Fox is calling on the EU Commission to do more to protect Europe's declining Tuttle Dove population.
The MEP was responding to Malta's decision to allow 5000 of the doves to be shot next month as they pass over the island on their migratory route. Although their initial plans were to allow 11,000 to be hunted.
22nd March 2016
The primary reason why I will be voting for the UK to remain in the European Union is the importance of the Single Market for British businesses. Our membership of the EU allows us unrestricted access to this market of over 500 million people. This is vital for the British economy. Were we to leave, I doubt we would be able to sign a satisfactory trading agreement with the EU.
11th March 2016
One of the South West MEPs will continue to oppose measures he says threatens to turn back the clock at British ports.
24th February 2016
The Devon MEP Ashley Fox is welcoming the resumption of trade talks that will benefit Devon's oyster industry.
22nd February 2016
Britain's interests will be best served by remaining in the European Union believes Ashley Fox, leader of Conservative MEPs at the European Parliament.
20th Februry 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron's successful renegotiation of the UK's European Union membership has been welcomed by the leader of Conservative MEPs in Brussels.