Janice was elected to the European Parliament in 2014 to represent the south east of England. Janice fought a marginal constituency for the Conservative Party in the 2010 general election and later became a member of the UK Independence Party.
She joined the Conservative Party aged 16 years old and campaigned for Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979. Her political heroes are Churchill, Thatcher and Norman Tebbit.
She works with European partners in the ENF group from across the political spectrum, representing millions of citizens, working to bring a European perspective to the UK In/Out referendum on June 23rd 2016.
Janice Atkinson, Member of the European Parliament, is a leading member of the new populist right which believes in Brexit, President-elect Trump and a new European order based on independent nation states trading freely and peacefully.
Since leaving UKIP, she has taken on the influential position of vice president of the powerful Europe of Nations and Freedoms (ENF) group in the European Parliament. She retains her status as an Independent MEP representing the South East of England.
In the ENF group, Janice sits alongside Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders and other high profile figures with a shared aim of re-establishing the democratic rights of voters in a post Brexit world and, ultimately, one in which the overbearing influence of the EU is a consigned to the past.
Janice was the only female British politician to back Donald Trump from the beginning of last year’s US presidential campaigns. She has now established strong Washington links as the senior UK MEP on the EU-US delegation committee which will have a vital role in securing post-Brexit trade deals.
She is a social and economic libertarian who believes that only nation states, not globalisation and artificial and undemocratic constructs like the EU, can guarantee the democratic rights and individual freedoms of citizens.
Although committed to a hard Brexit and passionately opposed to Remainers and those who seek to delay the UK’s democratically-mandated exit, she remains a committed European and a lover of its diverse nation states and their peoples.
Janice is an experienced broadcaster in one-to-one interviews and debates and is available for interview, discussion or comment at any time.