Roger Helmer MEP
Roger Helmer has been an MEP for the East Midlands since 1999, and has lived in the Region for 30 years.
After graduating from Cambridge with a BA and an MA, Roger went on to hold various marketing and general management positions with major multi-nationals, working both in the UK and overseas.
Along with representing his constituents, Roger is also the UKIP Spokesman on Energy and Industry. Roger has led the debate in calling for Britain to have a rational energy policy, believing that current green energy initiatives are making British business less competitive, and costing jobs.
In May 2014, Roger was selected by his party to stand in the Newark by-election, scheduled for June 5th.