- Philip Bushill-Matthews
Philip Bushill-Matthews (born on
15 January 1943in Droitwich)is a British politician and Member of the European Parliamentfor the West Midlands with the Conservative Party, part of the European Democratsand sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.
He is a substitute for the
Committee on Foreign Affairsand also a member of the Delegation for relations with Iran.
He was first elected to the
European Parliamentin 1999, before being elected he was the managing director of several food manufacturingbusinesses and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
In 2008 he didn't submit his name for re-selection as Conservative candidate at 2009 European Elections and will stand stand as MEP the following year.
June 5 2008, Bushill-Matthews was thrown into the position as acting Leader of the Conservative MEPs after Giles Chichesterwas forced to step down after withdrawing parliamentary funds for private use. [http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/7565491]
* 1956–1962: Attended
* 1962–1965: MA (
English Languageand Literature), University College, Oxford
* 1965: Joined
* 1976: Seconded to Thomas
* 1977: National Accounts Director, Birds Eye Sales
* 1981: Managing Director,
IgloIndústrias de Gelados, Lisbon
* 1982: Sales Director, Birds Eye Wall's Ltd
* 1988: Managing Director, Craigmillar Ltd, and Director, Van den Bergh and Jurgens Ltd
* 1991: Managing Director, Red Mill Snack Foods Ltd, Wednesbury, West Midlands, and Managing Director, Red Mill Company BV, Netherlands
* 2003: Author of 'The Gravy Train"'See also:"
European Parliament Election, 2004 (UK)
* [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/public/geoSearch/view.do?id=4535 European Parliament biography]
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