|Member of the European Parliament|
15 July 1999 – 1 July 2014
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Marina Yannakoudakis|
|Member of Parliament |
11 June 1987 – 1 May 1997
|Preceded by||Alf Dubs|
|Succeeded by||Martin Linton|
John Crocket Bowis
2 August 1945
Brighton, East Sussex
|Alma mater||Brasenose College, Oxford|
He was first elected at the 1987 general election as Member of Parliament for Battersea. From 1993 to 1996 he was a health minister and from 1996 to 1997 he was a transport minister, before losing his parliamentary seat at the 1997 general election.
He is an active member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.