Local MEP calls for urgent action on tuberculosis on World TB Day

A Local Euro MP is calling for concerted action to deal with the threat of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Glenis Willmott is urging EU Member States to make tackling MDR-TB a priority and to work together to ensure that everyone …

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Clean water can save a newborn baby’s life; let’s commit to giving them a #HealthyStart

clean water pumpToday is World Water Day which is an important annual milestone for international development. Providing universal access to clean drinking water has long been something I have campaigned on and a key goal of the United Nations and countless brilliant …

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We are still fighting against racial discrimination in the EU

iStock_000018447670MediumOn this day in 1960, South African police opened fire against 69 people demonstrating peacefully against apartheid ‘pass laws’ in Sharpeville, South Africa. The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination marks this tragedy every year, and …

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Labour MEP supports campaign for World Down Syndrome Day

A local Euro MP is encouraging everyone to help raise awareness of Down syndrome.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, is supporting the UN’s World Down Syndrome Day this Saturday, 21st March. Labour MEPs are encouraging everyone to …

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Labour MEP welcomes Leicester air quality consultation

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A local Euro MP has welcomed the launch of a public consultation on measures to improve air quality in Leicester.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, is supporting the public consultation launched by the Labour Council in Leicester …

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Labour MEP welcomes plan for 1600 extra nurses in the East Midlands

An East Midlands MEP has given her backing to Labour’s plan to recruit 20,000 extra NHS nurses, including 1,600 in the East Midlands alone. These extra nurses will join 8,000 more doctors, 5,000 more care workers and 3,000 more midwives. …

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Local MEP calls for action on dementia and Alzheimer’s

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An East Midlands MEP has joined calls for a European-wide action to promote the rights, dignity and independence of people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The Glasgow Declaration, co-ordinated by the Alzheimer Europe group, is asking that the EU …

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Tales from the campaign trail (part 2)

Outside Radmoor Centre 2As I continue campaigning in the run-up to this year’s all-important general election, I’ve been reminded recently of the old Bob Monkhouse joke: “They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian.  Well, they’re not laughing now!” …

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30 years on from the first .com domain, the internet has transformed our lives

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Today marks 30 years since the first .com domain name was registered. Back in 1985, American computer manufacturer Symbolics acquired the first web address at a time when their most advanced machines could just about fit on a sturdy desk …

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Local MEP backs Rotary campaign to eradicate polio

An East Midlands MEP has given her backing to a campaign to completely eradicate the infectious and paralysing disease polio after being contacted by a constituent. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative started 25 years ago and there are now 99% …

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