Local News

Thursday, 21 January, 2016

Andrew completed the third of his Referendum Roadshow events last Friday in Ravenhead, Nottighamshire.  The event recieved wide coverage in the run-up to it in local newspapers and radio, includng Smooth FM.  

Andrew said, 

"As luck would have it I came straight to Ravenshead from the BBC Nottingham studios where I had just filmed a section of the East Midlands edition of the Sunday Politics Show that included a section on our relationship with the EU, which meant the subject was very much on my mind as I prepared to talk to Nottinghamshire residents."

Friday, 6 November, 2015

East Midlands MEP Andrew Lewer MBE is calling on the Government to include structural development funds in the EU renegotiation package.

The multi-billion Euro funds - aimed at boosting economic growth, development and cooperation between member states - account for around a third of EU spending.

"We are the third largest net contributor to these funds," says Andrew Lewer, who is the European Conservative spokesman on Regional Development.

Thursday, 1 October, 2015

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Friday, 10 July, 2015

East Midlands MEP: Give local government more say in EU funding decisions

Andrew Lewer MBE MEP - Conservative spokesman in the European Parliament on Regional Development - has called for greater local-decision making in the delivery of EU funds.

Thursday, 9 July, 2015

Andrew attended a University of Derby seminar on Academic Areas of Hospitality, Resorts and Spa Management in the historic Devonshire Dome, Buxton, which is part of the university. Derby University is a UK leader in this field of hospitality and spa resort management degree courses and Andrew, as a govenor of the university, was delighted to attend the event and listen to the speakers.  

Thursday, 18 June, 2015

East Midlands Conservative MEPs Emma McClarkin and Andrew Lewer have this week launched an updated guide to European funding opportunities and a new youth opportunities booklet, in an effort to help groups and organisations across the East Midlands gain access to EU funds and opportunities.

Friday, 29 May, 2015

East Midlands MEP Andrew Lewer MBE is calling on local people to sign up to the Amber Alert campaign aimed at saving the lives of missing children.

Thursday, 28 May, 2015



Small cider makers under serious threat from the European Union (EU), which has demanded the UK Government remove its tax exemption for small producers. Andrew Lewer, Conservative MEP for the East Midlands, is supporting CAMRA's (Campaign for Real Ale) campaign to reverse this dangerous ruling. In this Mr Lewer is also standing with Ashley Fox, MEP for South West England.


Thursday, 26 March, 2015

Andrew enjoyed a meal and political discussion with Nottingham Conservatives in Nottingham recently.  Andrew can be seen seated with Garry Hickton, Jane Hunt and Louise Burfitt-Dons, three prospective parliamentary candidates.

Friday, 27 February, 2015

A supporter of independent brewers, Andrew visited Thornbridge brewery in Bakewell, Derbyshire in February and enjoyed a tour.  Impressed by the facilities and aspirations of this Derbyshire brewer, whose beers are exported globally, he commented that this was, “a real Derbyshire success story.”