Timothy Kirkhope

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Timothy Kirkhope
(politician)
File:Timothy Kirkhope.jpg
Member of Conservative Friends of Israel
Wikipedia page Timothy Kirkhope
Website http://www.kirkhope.org.uk
A member of the European Parliament
Timothy Kirkhope (born 29 April 1945, Newcastle upon Tyne) is a British MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber from Conservative and Unionist Party.

Affiliations

Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Professional Activities:

  • Solicitor (Biwater House, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1TZ)
  • Director, Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Company PLC.
  • Member of the Institute of Directors.

Paid Functions or Activities:

  • Solicitor (Biwater House, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1TZ)
  • Director, Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Company PLC.
  • I own several freehold properties from which rental income is derived.
  • Timothy Kirkhope Consultancy (Non Political Business Consultancy)

Further Information:

  • I am a Trustee (unpaid) of certain Conservative Party assets in Yorkshire (Property and Investments).
  • I have purchased motor vehicles with small discounts available to all MEPs and other European public functionaries for private and official use.
  • I employ one family member namely my wife who works for me in the UK. She receives an annual salary in the band £20,000-£29,999. I also employ Paying Agents Messrs Butler and Co Chartered Accountants of Bowland House West Street Alresford Hampshire SO 24 9AT who pay my UK staff and Consultants or researchers who are employed by me from time to time.
  • On the 29th to 30th May 2009 I travelled with other Conservative Party politicians from Carlisle to Prague and Warsaw to attend a number of political meetings. Travel costs for this trip was provided by IPGL Ltd and the value of these costs was £3,044.98.
  • On the 3rd March 2009 I attended as a guest the Airport Owners Association annual dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.[2]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

Professional Activities:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature (England and Wales)
  • Director, Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Company PLC
  • Director, Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Group Limited
  • Timothy Kirkhope Consultancy
  • Member of the Institute of Directors

Paid Functions or Activities:

  • Solicitor (Biwater House Dorking Surrey RH4 1TZ)
  • Director, Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Company PLC
  • Director, Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Group Limited
  • Non-political business consulting
  • Owns several freehold properties from which rental income is derived

Further Information:

  • I receive from time to time a discounted (Parliamentary) rate for tickets to travel by Eurostar between Brussels, Strasbourg, and London
  • I am a Trustee (unpaid) of certain Conservative Party assets in Yorkshire (Property and Investments)
  • From time to time I have purchased motor vehicles with a discount available to Parliamentarians and Officials in Brussels
  • I have one part-time service provider, who is not related to me, who currently employs on my behalf Three full-time personal assistants including my wife. She receives an annual salary in the band £20,000 - £29,999. My service provider also employs, as and when required,consultants and temporary staff as appropriate, and a professional firm of Chartered Accountants Messrs Butler & Co of Bowland House, Alresford, Hants SO24 9AT who deal with all payroll and other payment issues and accountancy advice and assistance.
  • As a member of the Transport Committee I was loaned a Honda Civic Hybrid car by Honda (Belgium) for the period 26th February - 10th March 2008 to assess it in relation to Environmental performance.
  • I attended a European "Round Table" at Wilton Park Sussex UK 11th-13th April 2008 hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation at which overnight accommodation and meals were provided.
  • I attended a Euro-American Parliamentary Forum in Washington USA between 29th and 30th April 2008 on the subject of "War on Terror" hosted by the European Ideas Network (EPP-ED). My air travel and meals were paid for but no claim for accommodation was made.
  • I attended the EPP-ED Study days in Paris (2nd-4th July 2008) where meals but no accommodation was provided.
  • I was a guest of Rolls-Royce plc at the Farnborough Air Show on 16th July 2008 where a meal was taken at my host´s expense.
  • I was a guest speaker at the American General Aviation Manufacturers Association AGM at Phoenix USA on 1st November 2008. I received hospitality and a meal.[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]
  • Abstained from voting 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 report towards a "thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides" (A5-0061/2003). The amendment proposes to ban or severely restrict use of pesticides in areas around sources of drinking water and nature protected zones.[10]
  • 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.[11]
  • 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.[12] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted against the amendment on Bulgaria’s progress towards accession (A5-0105/2004). The report objects to extending the life of the nuclear power stations in Bulgaria.[13]

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Newcastle Royal Grammar School (1953-1962).
  • College of Law, Guildford (1964-1969).
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature (1973).
  • Principal, Timothy J.R. Kirkhope Solicitors (1973-1977).
  • Partner, Wilkinson Maughan (now Eversheds) Solicitors (1977-1987), Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • Principal, Timothy J.R. Kirkhope Solicitors, Dorking (since 1997).
  • Principal, 'The Timothy Kirkhope Consultancy' (since 1997).
  • Chairman, Conservative Friends of Israel (Europe) (since 1999).
  • Councillor, Northumberland County Council (1982-1986).
  • MP for Leeds North-East (1987-1997).
  • Government Whip and Lord Commissioner to the Treasury (1990-1995).
  • Vice-Chamberlain to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1995).
  • Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office (immigration, licensing and gambling, international police cooperation) (1995-1997).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1999).
  • Vice-Chairman, Delegation to the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee (1999-2004).
  • Director, Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Company PLC. Member of the Institute of Directors.

Resources



References

  1. Conservative Friends of Israel, About us, accessed 11 February 2009.
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Timothy Kirkhope, 21 July 2009, accessed 05 November 2009.
  3. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Timothy Kirkhope, 28 January 2009, accessed 10 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.
  12. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  13. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.