Anthea McIntyre is a politician and businesswoman and devotes spare time to a range of voluntary-service roles.
Re-elected in the 2019 European Election, she has been MEP for the West Midlands since 2011.
Anthea is the Party’s spokesman in the European Parliament on the environment and on agriculture and rural affairs.
As well as these two substantial portfolios, she holds a key national
role representing our MEPs on the board of the Conservative Party.
She has drafted Parliamentary reports on subjects including smart farming, encouraging entrepreneurs and re-shoring jobs, and piloted legislation through the Parliament to protect bio security and prevent the import and spread of deadly plant pests. Following a controversial report published by the Parliament's Temporary Committee on Pesticides, she has published her own analysis of the evidence it received.
Prior to becoming an MEP, she stood for Westminster in the Redditch constituency in 1997 and the Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency in 2001.
Anthea has also served as a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party.
A lifelong party activist, she is a former deputy chairman of the National Young Conservatives, chairman of the Party's West Midlands Region, chairman of Hereford Conservative Association and, in 1977, became the youngest County Councillor in England.
Outside politics she is a director of MCP Systems, a consultancy specialising in business intelligence systems and Myers Road Safety Ltd with her husband Frank Myers MBE.
She is also a partner in her family’s smallholding and vineyard in Herefordshire.
Anthea won the European Woman of Achievement Award for Business in 1997 and in 2009 her work helped win MCP a national award for technological innovation in the Health Service.
In the voluntary sector she chairs Herefordshire Conservative Business Forum, is an Ambassador for the Federation of Small Businesses and an official champion of English regional wines.
Before becoming an MEP she was a member of the BBC Midlands Advisory Council, Hereford Community Health Council, Midlands Electricity Consultative Council and a Home Office appointed Trustee of the Community Development Foundation.