John Longworth (businessman)

John Longworth (born 14 May 1958) is a British business consultant and politician. He was the director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce from September 2011 until March 2016, when he departed in controversy by breaking with the organisation's line on Brexit on the day of its conference.

John Longworth
Longworth in 2019
Member of the European Parliament
for Yorkshire and the Humber
In office
2 July 2019[1][2]  31 January 2020
Preceded byJane Collins
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1958-05-14) 14 May 1958 (age 63)
Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative (since 2020)[3]
Other political
affiliations
Independent (2019-2020)
Brexit (2019)
EducationSmithills School
Alma materUniversity of Salford
OccupationBusinessman

Longworth was the co-chairman of Leave Means Leave with Richard Tice.[4] He was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Yorkshire and the Humber from 2019 to 2020.