Daniel Hannan

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(politician)
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Born 1971-09-01
Lima, Peru
Nationality British
Alma mater Marlborough College, Oriel College (Oxford)
Religion Christianity
Children 2
Spouse Sara Hannan
Party National:,  Conservative Party,  European:,  Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
Conservative Party MEP
Daniel Hannan (born 1 September 1971, Lima) is a Conservative Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South East of England. On 29 September 2014, in a BBC interview, Daniel Hannan said he would not be joining his friends Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless, who stood down as Tory MPs to fight for their current seats as UK Independence Party candidates. Asked by Andrew Neil on the Daily Politics for a guarantee that he would not be defecting, Hannan answered: "Yes". The MEP said David Cameron's referendum pledge had "changed everything", but added it would a "tragedy" if UKIP split the vote and prevented a Tory majority in the May 2015 General Election, which allowed in Labour and the Lib Dems.[1]

Affiliations

Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Professional Activities:

  • Freelance writing and journalism[2]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

Professional Activities:

  • Freelance journalism[3]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

  • Voted against the directive on "establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy" (A5-0027/2000). The directive covers all water management aspects in order to achieve a 'good status' of all waters by 2015.[4]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on "national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants" (A5-0063/2000). The amendment allows setting less ambitious national emission ceilings for sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia (NH3) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), which would result in more damage to human health and the environment.[5]
  • Voted in favour of the Commission White Paper on "Strategy for a future Chemicals Policy" (A5-0356/2001). The amendment helps avoid the necessary precautionary approach towards some chemical substances that are not proven to be completely safe.[6]
  • Voted against the directive on "waste electrical and electronic equipment" (A5-0100/2002). The amendment sets higher reuse and recycling rates for IT and telecommunication equipment.[7] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted in favour of the report on "Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network" (A5-0135/2002). The Trans-European Network of Transport (TEN-T) is a network of so-called 'transport corridors' through Europe. This amendment calls for a full Strategic Environmental Assessment of these transport corridors and calls on the Commission to improve methods for analysing the environmental and economic impact of the TEN-T.[8]
  • Voted against the regulation concerning "traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms" (A5-0229/2002). The amendment allows customers the right to choose GM free food.[9]
  • Voted against the directive on "environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage" (A5-0145/2003). According to the amendment, polluters have to pay for environmental clean-up, and it supports an EU-wide regime which makes polluters liable for the damage they cause to wildlife, water and land.[10]
  • Voted against the directive on restructuring the "Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity" (A5-0302/2003). The amendment aims at giving tax benefits to environmentally friendly sources of energy, which would make them cheaper and more competitive to conventional (more polluting) sources of energy. It also gives tax benefits to environmentally friendly uses of energy for transport, for instance trains.[11] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • MA (Modern History), Oxford University (1992).
  • Director, European Research Group (1994-1999).
  • Leader writer, The Daily Telegraph (1996- ).
  • Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph (since 1999).
  • Special adviser to Michael Howard MP (1997-1998).
  • Vice-Chairman, Conservative Students (1992-1993).
  • Chairman, Conservative Graduates (1994-1999).
  • Member, Executive Committee, European Young Conservatives (1995).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1999).

Resources



References

  1. "Dan Hannan MEP on Tory defectors Carswell and Reckless"
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Daniel Hannan, 24 June 2009, accessed 04 November 2009.
  3. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Daniel Hannan, 10 December 2008, accessed 09 February 2009.
  4. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  5. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  6. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  7. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  8. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  9. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  10. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  11. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.