Daniel Hannan is a British politician, journalist, and author who has been a Member of the European Parliament for South East England since 1999 for the Conservative Party. He is also the Secretary-General of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR), an advocate of localism and a Eurosceptic.
After stints as a speech-writer for Michael Howard and William Hague, Hannan was elected to the European Parliament at the 1999 elections. He led the campaign to withdraw the Conservative Party from the EPP–ED, eventually being expelled from the group in 2008. Hannan subsequently joined the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) with his Conservative colleagues when it was formed in 2009 and became Secretary-General of its sister Europarty, the AECR.
During the UK’s 2016 referendum on EU membership, Hannan was a senior member of the ultimately successful Vote Leave campaign, serving on the campaign board and participating in multiple public debates.
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