Secondary education. Has worked for British, French and American companies operating in the commodity markets, especially the London Metal Exchange (since 1982).
In the UK Independence Party: National Chairman (1998-2000); Chairman of the European Election Committee (2002-2004); Chairman, South East Counties (since 1999); national spokesman (since 2000).
Member of the European Parliament (since 1999). Vice-Chairman of the EDD Group (1999-2004).
Parlement européen, Bât. Altiero Spinelli, 04F158, 60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60, B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
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