London, November 2017. Dr Charles Tannock, MEP, has joined the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal.
Dr Tannock is a Conservative MEP for London. Before being elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Charles worked for several years as a Consultant Psychiatrist in London and was a Senior Lecturer at University College Hospital.
Dr Tannock is Foreign Affairs and Human Rights Spokesman for the UK Conservative delegation in the European Parliament. He was elected to the UK Conservative delegation Bureau between 2005-07. He is currently a full member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he is also the European Conservatives and Reformist Group Co-ordinator Spokesman. He is also a full member of the Human Rights Subcommittee. From 2000-2004 he served in the UK Conservative delegation Whips Office rising to Deputy Chief Whip. He was between 1999-2001 the Conservative Party Spokesman on Financial Services.
Charles has been decorated by several foreign governments for services to international relations and diplomacy. He was awarded the Order for Merits” 3rd Grade (Republic of Ukraine), Medal of Mkhitar Gosh (Republic of Armenia), Grand Officer of the Order of San Carlos. (Republic of Colombia) Medal of honour by the Legislative Yuan of Taiwan (ROC), Presidential Order of Excellence of Georgia, the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Brilliant Star of Taiwan (ROC) and the Medal of Gratitude (Republic of Armenia) for his long-standing services towards the international recognition of the Armenian genocide. Dr Tannock is also a Freeman of the City of London and the City of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia in May 2006.
Having spent his childhood living in various European cities including Portugal, Charles is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian. He is married with three children.
For more information, please visit his website www.charlestannock.com