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

ETS and the coming weeks…

25.04.2017.

There will be an election in the UK and I am standing in it. I have been selected by the Conservative & Unionist Party to fight the seat of Perth and North Perthshire. It is the constituency where my family grew raspberries (which I had to pick to pay for my school uniform; less fun than it sounds). It’s where I fought my first political campaign - to save my senior school when the council threatened to shut it down. (They shut it after I left). I still have family scattered across its glens. Until my mother passed away, it was where I called home.

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A Homage to Catalonia is the Last Thing Scotland Needs Right Now

07.04.2017.

The First Minister of Scotland has determined that there must be a second Scottish independence referendum. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has determined that "now is not the time" for such a ballot.

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Statement on European Parliament Debate Today in Strasbourg

05.04.2017.

Over 60 individuals spoke in the European Parliament’s Brexit debate, but only two were worth listening to: the Council’s lead negotiator Michel Barnier and the Parliament’s co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt.

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Engine failure has cut EU off from Scotland. ETS trialogue must still go on. My opening statement:

04.04.2017.

The global climate change accord agreed in Paris changes everything. Our work together in these trialogues must ensure that the EU ETS delivers against the highest of ambitions: retarding global temperature rise at well below 2oC.

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We’ll be in EU queue of one

24.03.2017.

This piece originally appeared in the Express on the 19th of March 2016

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Indyref: it’s like déjà vu all over again

13.03.2017.

As Scotland’s First Minister took to the podium in Bute House, I took flight, literally. By the time she got down to business, I was 20,000 feet up in the air. There is a certain serenity that comes from soaring over Scotland, disconnected from telephonic communication and social media. But all good things must come to an end. By the time my flight had taxied to the gate, my inbox, Twitter account, WhatsApp, and messaging service were beeping, purring and twitching. It didn’t take long to learn that Ms Sturgeon was asking for another independence referendum. These generations, they pass so quickly…

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Latest News

ETS and the coming weeks…

25.04.2017.

There will be an election in the UK and I am standing in it. I have been selected by the Conservative & Unionist Party to fight the seat of Perth and North Perthshire. It is the constituency where my family grew raspberries (which I had to pick to pay for my school uniform; less fun than it sounds). It’s where I fought my first political campaign - to save my senior school when the council threatened to shut it down. (They shut it after I left). I still have family scattered across its glens. Until my mother passed away, it was where I called home.

READ MORE

A Homage to Catalonia is the Last Thing Scotland Needs Right Now

07.04.2017.

The First Minister of Scotland has determined that there must be a second Scottish independence referendum. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has determined that "now is not the time" for such a ballot.

READ MORE

Statement on European Parliament Debate Today in Strasbourg

05.04.2017.

Over 60 individuals spoke in the European Parliament’s Brexit debate, but only two were worth listening to: the Council’s lead negotiator Michel Barnier and the Parliament’s co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt.

READ MORE

Engine failure has cut EU off from Scotland. ETS trialogue must still go on. My opening statement:

04.04.2017.

The global climate change accord agreed in Paris changes everything. Our work together in these trialogues must ensure that the EU ETS delivers against the highest of ambitions: retarding global temperature rise at well below 2oC.

READ MORE

We’ll be in EU queue of one

24.03.2017.

This piece originally appeared in the Express on the 19th of March 2016

READ MORE

Indyref: it’s like déjà vu all over again

13.03.2017.

As Scotland’s First Minister took to the podium in Bute House, I took flight, literally. By the time she got down to business, I was 20,000 feet up in the air. There is a certain serenity that comes from soaring over Scotland, disconnected from telephonic communication and social media. But all good things must come to an end. By the time my flight had taxied to the gate, my inbox, Twitter account, WhatsApp, and messaging service were beeping, purring and twitching. It didn’t take long to learn that Ms Sturgeon was asking for another independence referendum. These generations, they pass so quickly…

READ MORE


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