Ashworth backs better spending

On Tuesday 15th March, Richard Ashworth voted to nominate several members to the European Court of Auditors.

In a statement following the vote the MEP for the South East said:  “With this vote we in the European Parliament have agreed to appoint several highly capable candidates to be watchdogs for EU spending.”

“The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is an example of where the UK has achieved reform goals in Europe. It is critical that the EU’s budget is properly audited by the ECA and therefore that its senior staff are up to the job.”