Bill ETHERIDGE : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 15-10-2014 : Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group - Member
  • 16-10-2014 / 19-10-2014 : Non-attached Members
  • 20-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-10-2018 : United Kingdom Independence Party (United Kingdom)
  • 02-10-2018 / 07-10-2018 : Thurrock Independents (United Kingdom)
  • 08-10-2018 / 12-02-2019 : Libertarian Party (United Kingdom)
  • 13-02-2019 / 01-07-2019 : The Brexit Party (United Kingdom)


  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 13-03-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-10-2017 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence


  • 17-02-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on International Trade
  • 17-02-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgets
  • 19-01-2017 / 29-08-2017 : Committee on International Trade

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Structural and financial barriers in the access to culture (A8-0169/2018 - Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski)  

UKIP voted against this non-legislative, non-binding report regarding accessibility to cultural services. Although there are some pertinent points, it is not for the EU to interfere with national tax policies, dictate how much national governments should contribute or invest in cultural services, nor how they should form policy in this area. Furthermore, we oppose calls for increased investment at the expense of the taxpayer; this is for the sole discretion of national governments.

Proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions (A8-0395/2017 - Andreas Schwab)  

UKIP MEPs voted against this legislative first reading report. We believe that it should be left to Member States to regulate professions, and that it is not the task of the Commission to set a proportionality test. UKIP tabled a rejection amendment to this report, which we voted in favour of, as we believe this legislation should not go ahead.

Use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road (A8-0193/2018 - Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar)  

– UKIP voted against this report. It is looking at removing restrictions that Member States have the right to impose. These restrictions include such things as the use of hired goods vehicles with a gross vehicle weight above six tonnes and restricting the use of a vehicle which has been hired in a Member State different from the one where the vehicle is.

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III


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