Daniel Hannan is an author and columnist who was Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South East England from 1999 until the UK's exit from the EU on 31st January 2020. He is the founding President for the Initiative for Free Trade. His publications include How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters (2013) and Why Vote Leave (2016). For Politeia he was author of Voting on the Constitution: What should this country know about the consequences? (2004).