MEP for South West and Gibraltar Ashley was elected to the European Parliament in June 2009. As a British Conservative he is a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR). He was appointed Chief Whip of the ECR in December 2010.
MEP for South West and Gibraltar I was born in London where my father was a Police Officer. I was educated at Twickenham County Grammar School followed by Liverpool University where I graduated in 1979 with a degree in History and Politics.