Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands
Anthea is far from your average MEP. With a formidable background in business and an impressive track record in community and voluntary work, she's also highly experienced in politics. A champion of pragmatic conservatism, Anthea has been a lifelong member of the Conservative Party.
Anthea took her seat in the European Parliament in December 2011 and was appointed as the Conservative Employment spokesman in January 2012. She currently serves on the Agriculture Committee also. Anthea is active in her local community and is a former County Secretary of the Federation of Small Businesses.
Anthea lives with her husband, Frank Myers, in Herefordshire where she is also a partner in the family’s agricultural small-holding.
Anthea`s Polictical Career:
- Placed second on the West Midlands list for the 2014 European Elections and was re-elected May 2014.
- Ranked first in the Member’s Ballot for European candidates, Anthea was placed third on the West Midlands list for the 2009 European Elections. Anthea was elected as a result of the Lisbon Treaty and took her seat in Dec 2011.
- General Election Candidate 2001 in Shrewsbury and Atcham – increased Conservative vote by 3.54%.
- As Regional Chairman, led the successful 1999 European Campaign that saw the Conservatives win four seats in the West Midlands.
- General Election Candidate 1997 in Redditch - built up the organisation in the new parliamentary constituency.
Chairman, West Midlands Area CPC 1994-97.
- Chairman, Hereford Conservative Association 1983-85.
- Member, Hereford and Worcester County Council 1977-85. Won the seat from Labour and was youngest County Councillor in England. Served on Education and Strategic Planning Committees and chaired Youth and Careers Committee.
- Vice-Chairman, Conservative Women's Area Committee 1982-85.
- General Election Candidate 1983 in Warley West - halved Labour majority.
- Deputy Chairman, National Young Conservatives 1979-81. Author of YC Campaign Guide.
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