The PECP was wound up in 2001 and Stevens joined the Liberal Democrats. He left the celebration in 2010 to face within the 2010 normal election in opposition to the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, and the chief of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, in Buckingham.
He was the Conservative Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Thames Valley from 1989 to 1999, earlier than leaving the celebration in protest over its more and more Eurosceptic positioning. He then co-founded, together with Brendan Donnelly, the Pro-Euro Conservative Party (PECP) in that yr. He contested the 1999 Kensington and Chelsea by-election for the PECP and got here fourth.
Stevens was educated at Winchester, the place he received the Boxing Cup, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, taking a 3rd class honours diploma in legislation. He then labored as a international trade and bond dealer for Morgan Grenfell.
John Christopher Courtenay Stevens (born 23 May 1955) is a British politician. A Conservative Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1989 to 1999, he contested the Buckingham constituency within the 2010 normal election as an unbiased, in opposition to Commons speaker John Bercow and got here second with 10,331 votes (21.4%) in comparison with Bercow’s 22,860 (47.3%).
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