Members of the Rotary Club of Nuneaton invited local MEP, Anthea McIntyre, to join them for lunch so they could hear about her work in the European Parliament.

“As the Conservative Employment Spokesman in Europe I obviously devote a considerable amount of time to that brief – fighting unnecessary bureaucracy, promoting British business and reminding the European Parliament that that EU growth plans do not create jobs - businesses do. 

“I also serve on the Agriculture Committee; the Civil Liberties, Justice & Home Affairs Committee and the Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering – a pretty diverse range of issues with a single common thread connecting my approach :  does Europe need to be doing this?

The 25 members of the Club asked a number of questions on specific matters and, at the end of the visit, Miss McIntyre said:

“I welcome every opportunity to talk about my work as an MEP – the job is not to act as spokesmen for the EU to represent the views and interests of the West Midlands to our European neighbours.”