Daniel Hannan MEP

Daniel Hannan has been Conservative MEP for the South East of England since 1999. Local Conservatives voted him to the top of the regional list for the 2004 and 2009 European elections.

He is Secretary-General of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists - the only bloc in Brussels that campaigns against closer integration.

In March 2009, Daniel’s speech in the European Parliament attacking Gordon Brown attracted one-and-a-half million views within 72 hours, and went on to become the most watched political clip in British history.

This year, Daniel has been awarded the prize for International Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council, and Speech of the Year by the Spectator magazine.

Daniel is the author of seven books about the EU and, more recently, of The Plan: Twelve Months to Renew Britain, which has become the best selling political tract in Britain, and which sets out a comprehensive platform for the decentralisation of power. He writes for The Daily Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday and The Spectator, and blogs every day at www.hannan.co.uk. His blog attracts 200,000 hits a week from 80,000 unique users.  In 2009, his blog won the Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism.

Daniel speaks French and Spanish and loves Europe, but believes that the EU is making us poorer, less democratic and less free. He wants to take powers back from Brussels, and then to pass them down to local councils or, better yet, individual citizens.


Read Dan's blog - http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/author/danielhannan/

A number of people have emailed me to say that they wished they had known in advance about some of my recent meetings around the region. So I hope you won’t mind if I send out a list of all my forthcoming engagements in the South East up to the end of April. I have arranged five open meetings myself, and am also speaking at a number of events arranged by local Conservatives. Do please come along!


The five public meetings are as follows. If you’d like to come to any of them, please email your name and which meeting you'd like to attend to my office at daniel.hannan@europarl.europa.eu


6th April, 10.00am, London Beach Hotel, Tenterden, Ashford TN30 6HX


13th April, 10.00am, Romsey Town Council, Market Place, Romsey SO51 8YZ


20th April, 11.00am, Farnham, Surrey (details to follow)


27th April, 11.00am, Spread Eagle Hotel, Thame, OX9 2BW with Freddie Forsyth


29th April, 6.00pm, Hennessy Room, Newbury Racecourse, RG14 7NZ with Owen Patterson MP and Nirj Deva MEP



I’m also speaking at a number of events organised by local Conservatives. If you’d like to come to one of these, please contact the relevant constituency Association, unless otherwise stated:


23rd February, 12.30pm, Mole Valley Conservative Policy Forum, Manor House Hotel, Newlands Corner, Guildford GU4 8SE

7.00pm, Epsom & Ewell dinner, Epsom Golf Club, Longdown Lane South, KT17 4JR


7th March, 7.30pm, Meon Valley AGM, Meon Hall, Pound Lane, Meonstoke


8th March, 1.00pm, New Forest East lunch, Dock Head, Dock Lane, Beaulieu SO42 7YJ

7.00pm, New Forest West AGM, Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley

8.30pm, Winchester AGM, Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, Winchester SO21 2AA


9th March, 10.00am, Brighton Kemptown AGM, Telscombe Civic Centre, 360 South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, BN10 7ES


14th March, Esher & Walton AGM, Reed's School, Cobham, KT11 2ES


15th March, 4.30pm, University of Kent talk, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

Contact Kent University CA [dm333@kent.ac.uk]

7.30pm, Tunbridge Wells AGM, Royal Wells Hotel, 59 Mt Ephraim, TN4 8BE

9.00pm, Sevenoaks AGM, Sevenoaks Town Council chamber, TN13 3QG


22nd March, 7.30pm, Windsor AGM, All Saints' Church, London Road, Ascot, SL5 8DQ

9.00pm, Surrey Heath AGM, Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, GU16 6PT


23rd March, 10.00am, Kent Area Conference, Tonbridge School, TN9 1JP

Contact Tunbridge Wells CA [twconservatives@gmail.com]


5th April, 7.30pm, Dartford AGM, Dartford Conservative Club, 46 Spital St, DA1 2DT


6th April, 12.00 noon, Tonbridge Ladies Group coffee morning

Contact Tunbridge Wells CA [twconservatives@gmail.com]

1.30pm, Chatham & Aylesford lunch

Contact Tunbridge Wells CA [twconservatives@gmail.com]

3.30pm, Sittingbourne public meeting, Sittingbourne Baptist Church, High Street, Sittingbourne ME10 4AQ

Contact Cllr Mike Whiting [Mike.Whiting@kent.gov.uk]

7.00pm, South Thanet dinner, Royal Temple Yacht Club, Ramsgate, CT11 9HY


18th April, 7.00pm, Henley dinner, The Crown Inn, Pishill, RG9 6HH

Contact David Orpwood [djo@woodsfarm.ltd.uk]


19th April, 6.00pm, Reigate pre-race meeting, Banstead

7.30pm, East Surrey public meeting, Oxted School, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, RH8 0AB


20th April, 1.00pm, Bracknell Conservative Policy Forum: Localism, Jennett's Park Community Centre, Bracknell, RG12 8EB

7.30pm, Maidenhead dinner, Castle Royle Golf Club, Reading RG10 9XA

Contact Hurley & Walthams Conservative Branch [linden.place@btinternet.com]

7.30pm, East Worthing & Shoreham dinner, Lancing


29th April, 8.30pm Beaconsfield Supper Club, Beaconsfield Golf Club, HP9 2UR


30th April, 4.00pm, Milton Keynes town hall meeting

Contact Alice Bramall [BRAMALLA@parliament.uk]

6.30pm, Buckingham drinks reception




Read my daily column at www.hannan.co.uk


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