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Christopher James PROUT

Vice Chairman of the European People's Party

Christopher James PROUT, British Vice Chairman of the European People's Party. Territorial Decoration. 1987; Queen's Counsel, 1988; Grande Médaillé de la Ville de Paris, 1988; Knight, 1990.


PROUT, Christopher James was born on January 1, 1942. Parents: the late Frank Yabsley Prout and Doris Lucy Prout (née Osborne).


Manchester University, Bachelor of Arts, 1960-1963. Columbia University, New York, 1963-1964. Queen’s College. Oxford University, Bachelor of Philosophy, D.Phil.

1964-1966; Middle Temple. Spoken languages: English.


Member of the European Parliament for Shropshire and Stafford, since 1979. Deputy Whip. ED group, 1979-1982. Chief Whip, 1983-1987.

Chairman, since 1987. Member, Institutional Affairs Committee, since 1989. Chairman, Parliamentary Committee, on Legal Affairs.

Member, Rules of Procedure, the Verification of Credentials and Immunities Committee, since 1989. Chairman, and Leader of the EDG, 1987-1992.


  • Other Interests

    Riding, sailing; constitutional matters.