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Former Gib MEP Sir Ashley Fox is knighted

Former Gibraltar MEP Ashley Fox received his knighthood at an investiture at Buckingham Palace this week.

The former leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs was appointed Knight Bachelor in Theresa May's resignation honours last year.

Sir Ashley was Conservative MEP for the South West and Gibraltar from 2009 to 2019 and leader of the Conservative delegation of MEPs from 2014.

Prior to his election to the European Parliament he was a practising solicitor and a member of Bristol City Council.

He remains active in Conservative politics and lives with Lady Fox and their two children in Bristol.

Sir Ashley said: "It is a thrill as well as an honour to take my family to the palace for this wonderful occasion.”

“Politics has played an important part of my life so I am delighted to be recognised so generously for my work so far."