Philip Bradbourn

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Philip Bradbourn, MEP

Philip Bradbourn (born 09 August 1951, Tipton) is a British MEP for West Midlands from Conservative and Unionist Party since 1999.[1]


Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Car Parking at Birmingham Airport granted by Birmingham International Airport Company.[2]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Hospitality received from the Norwegian Conservative Party during a visit to Oslo 12th/13th February 2008.
  • Birmingham Airport provided me with a pass to access their staff car parking facilities.[3]

Emails on cigarettes

In October 2014, it was revealed Mark Fullbrook, co-founder of CTF Partners asked Tory grandee Sir Robert Atkins to track down comments made by the government on Ireland's plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. Fullbrook's email said, “Lovely to see you and Dulcie [Atkins’s wife] last night.” He goes on to explain that it is “in the public domain” that the government has issued the comments and asks: “Can you help identify which Dept issued these comments and what these comments are? On this one time is critical.” Atkins in turn asked Bradbourn, “Is there anything you can do to elicit the information that he requires from the relevant Commissioner’s office? I gather that this is a bit urgent!”. A spokesperson for CTF Partners claims that once Fullbrook was told the comments were not in the public domain, the matter went no further.[4]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

Date Name of Document MEPs Vote
13.03.2012 Should there be an obligatory quota of at least 40% (by 2020) of female representation in the management boards imposed on companies? Against
16.02.2012 Should the European Parliament have a single seat (instead of two, Strasbourg and Brussels)? Didn't vote
15.02.2012 Should the Eurozone Member States pool their public debts by creating Eurobonds? Against
15.12.2011 Should public access to EU documents be made easier? Didn't vote
14.12.2011 Should the EU have a stronger and united defence policy? Against
17.11.2011 Should nuclear energy be phased out? Absent
25.10.2011 Should a global tax on carbon emissions be introduced? Against
28.09.2011 Should the European Commission supervise the budgets and economic policies of the Member States and apply sanctions for non-compliance with EU-agreed rules on fiscal discipline? Against
05.07.2011 Should the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the EU be made more restrictive? Against
20.10.2010 Should the minimum length of the maternity leave on full pay be extended from 14 to 20 weeks? Against
09.02.2010 Should the proposed Barosso II Commission be appointed for the 2009-2014 term? Abstain

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Municipal Administration (1972).
  • Local government officer (1967-1970).
  • Land charges and information officer (1970-1974).
  • Research and information officer (1974-1987).
  • Adviser to leader of the Conservative Group, Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council (1987-1998).
  • Member of Young Conservatives National Committee (1974-1979).
  • Chairman, Conservative Political Centre, West Midlands Region (1988-1990).
  • National Chairman, Conservative Political Centre (1990-1993).
  • Regional Chairman, Conservative Party, West Midlands Region (1997-1999).
  • Member of Conservative National Local Government Committee (1988-1998).
  • Vice-Chairman, Democrat Youth Community of Europe (1979-1983).
  • Member of European Communities Youth Forum (1979-1986).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1999).
  • OBE (1994).


Parlement européen
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 (0)2 28 47407
+32 (0)2 28 49407
philip.bradbourn AT
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  1. European Parliament, MEP Directory: Philip Bradbourn, accessed 10 September 2010.
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Philip Bradbourn, 22 June 2009, accessed 05 November 2009.
  3. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Philip Bradbourn, 12 August 2008, accessed 10 February 2009.
  4. Jamie Doward David Cameron’s election guru faces new attack over tobacco lobbying The Guardian, 11 October 2014, accessed 14 October 2014