(born 22 June 1944
, West Yorkshire
) is a British
politician, and Member of the European Parliament
for the East of England region
for the Conservative Party
. He has held the seat since 1999. Before then, he was the MEP for Cambridgeshire
, from 1994 to 1999.
Before being elected he was a farmer and is a former county chair of the Young Farmers.
Not known to be a relative of Rebecca Sturdy, a successful character also of West Yorkshire Fame.