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Timothy Kirkhope

Timothy Kirkhope was the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate in Yorkshire and the Humber in the European Parliament (UK) elections. Our volunteers have been adding information on Timothy Kirkhope - here's everything we know so far!


Timothy John Robert Kirkhope, Baron Kirkhope of Harrogate is a British lawyer and politician who previously served as Member of the European Parliament {MEP) for Yorkshire and the Humber for the Conservative Party. After serving for ten years as Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds North East, he was first elected to the European Parliament in 1999. Between December 2004 and November 2010 he was leader of the Conservative delegation for a total of 6 years. He was the Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel's Europe grouping, the European Conservatives Spokesman on Justice and Home Affairs, and a member of the European Parliament's U.S Delegation. He holds a pilot's licence, collects classic cars, swims and plays tennis. He is married and has 4 grown up sons. He lives near Harrogate in North Yorkshire. In 2016, he was created a life peer.

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  • 2014: The European Parliament (UK) elections, as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the Yorkshire and the Humber

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