Conservative MEP Ashley Fox gives us an insight into what an average day as a member of the European Parliament entails:
"9am – meet with business representatives to discuss their concerns over the burden of EU legislation, for example Labour's recent attempt to push for a ban on products that resemble food, such as harmless novelty soaps.
"11am – debate, amend and vote on legislation in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee.
"It is vital that UK interests are represented here – unlike Ukip who failed to turn up for an important vote on the Financial Transaction Tax.
"1.30pm – catch up on correspondence and meet with political allies to discuss our voting strategy for the days ahead.
"3pm – attend a Constitutional Affairs Committee meeting to protect the UK from the EU's federalist agenda, as demonstrated by the Lib Dem's support for the creation of Pan-European political parties.
"7pm – attend a working dinner with stakeholders; be they farmers, businesses or constituents."