CONSERVATIVE MEP FOR SCOTLAND
I'm Ian Duncan, the Conservative MEP for Scotland, elected on 22nd May 2014. On this website you'll find my latest news, campaigns and more about me. I'm here to help, so please get in touch.
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As the Conservative Spokesperson for energy and climate change in the European Parliament I set priorities in the energy and climate change portfolios on behalf of the Conservative party...

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In a previous life I was Secretary of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation, so upon election Conservatives in the European Parliament appointed me Fisheries Spokesman. I sit on the Fisheries Committee (PECH) and strive to give Fishermen a strong voice in Brussels...

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The Environment Committee is the largest committee in parliament and deals with the most legislation, from genetic modification to birds and habitats, my aim to guarantee Europe's world leading environmental standards while encouraging protecting jobs and growth in Europe...

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Whether it is infrastructure projects, transport initiatives or research funding, communities across Scotland have benefitted from European investment over recent decades. It is important that Scotland receives its fair share of EU expenditure and I am working hard on a number of areas to ensure that Scotland gets...

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Scotland's Food and Drink industry exports are worth more than £5 billion annually - that includes the 40 bottles of Scotch Whisky which leave our shores every second! But this remarkable success story doesn't happen by chance...

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Scotland is the largest constituency in the European Union. From the tip of Unst in Shetland to the Mull of Galloway it is more than 500 miles top to toe, and 229 miles from the Atlantic coast of Lewis to the North Sea coast of Aberdeenshire...

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Latest Articles

Speech to Parliament - Debate ahead of the vote on the ETS

17.02.2017.

My speech to the European Parliament ahead of the vote on the ETS

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Conservative MEP’s Key Climate Change Reforms Backed by Parliament

15.02.2017.

Ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions from European industries from 2021 have been approved by MEPs.

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RECRUITMENT - 2 POSITIONS - SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR & HEAD OF OFFICE - DEADLINE 27TH FEBRUARY

14.02.2017.

Dr Ian Duncan is the Conservative MEP for Scotland. He is spokesman on Energy & Climate Change and Fisheries, and serves on the respective Committees in the European Parliament. In addition, Ian is Chief Whip to the Conservative Delegation, Chair of the ECR Rural Affairs Policy Group, and Vice President of the Parliament’s Intergroups on Wine & Spirits and LGBTI. Ian is also the Secretary General of a Brussels-based think tank, New Direction.

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Halt the North Sea Annual Plan

09.02.2017.

Last week the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee discussed The Multi-annual Plan for Demersal Stocks in the North Sea. Each of the interventions in the debate (and sadly I was the only Scot who spoke) was ‘worthy’. Chief negotiator, Ulrike Rodust, a Socialist from Germany, is no friend of the fishermen’s having previously called for new red tape into the fishing industry, in the form of extra technical measures for the Common Fisheries Policy.

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Scottish MEPs Charity Burns Supper 2017

02.02.2017.

Last week the world celebrated the 258th anniversary of the birth of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. With whisky and song, tartan and Tam O’shantery, haggis and bagpipes, the achievements of the greatest poet in the Scots language were celebrated around the globe.

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CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - State of Play

30.01.2017.

Canada is one of the closest counties to EU Member States in terms of shared values outside Europe.

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Latest News

Speech to Parliament - Debate ahead of the vote on the ETS

17.02.2017.

My speech to the European Parliament ahead of the vote on the ETS

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Conservative MEP’s Key Climate Change Reforms Backed by Parliament

15.02.2017.

Ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions from European industries from 2021 have been approved by MEPs.

READ MORE

Halt the North Sea Annual Plan

09.02.2017.

Last week the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee discussed The Multi-annual Plan for Demersal Stocks in the North Sea. Each of the interventions in the debate (and sadly I was the only Scot who spoke) was ‘worthy’. Chief negotiator, Ulrike Rodust, a Socialist from Germany, is no friend of the fishermen’s having previously called for new red tape into the fishing industry, in the form of extra technical measures for the Common Fisheries Policy.

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CONSERVATIVE MEP:  BREXIT MEANS EU MUST POSTPONE NEW FISHERIES LAWS

25.01.2017.

The Conservative Fisheries Spokesman in the European Parliament, Ian Duncan, has called for an immediate halt to all work on the multi-annual North Sea Fisheries Plan.

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Reaction to the publication of ‘Scotland’s place in Europe’

20.12.2016.

My initial thoughts on some of the key elements of the Scottish Government's position paper.

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