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We Were Instrumental In Barroso's Re-election
Strasbourg, 16 September 2009
Conservative MEPs gave their support to the appointment of Jose Manuel Barroso for a second term as Commission President today.
As Leader of the Conservative MEPs, Timothy said:
"Far from being marginalised as our political opponents would hope, the votes of Conservative MEPs within our new ECR group were instrumental in the election of Mr Barroso for a second term.
"Following the vote, it is clear that he has been returned with a solid centre-right and reformist agenda.
"Whilst not perfect, and whilst we have had disagreements with Mr Barroso in the past, and are bound to again in the future, he was and remains the best man for the job. As a new force in the European Parliament with a crucial number of votes, we will continue to play an important part in shaping European politics."