Local MEP to chair health group in Europe

gw picA local MEP has been chosen to chair the European Parliament’s Health Working Group.

Labour MEP Glenis Willmott was re-elected as co-chair of the group, which works to give members of the European Parliament access to research and expert advice …

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Labour MEP urges women to get tested during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Heart & stethoscopeAn East Midlands MEP has added her voice to a charity’s campaign to spread awareness of cervical cancer and encourage women to get a screening at their local GP. This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and Jo’s Cervical Cancer …

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A hopeful, positive campaign from Ed Miliband

Ed MilibandThey say that the politics of hope always wins over the politics of fear and division; that is exactly the message Ed Miliband will be sending in the run-up to this year’s general election.

It will be the most important …

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UKIP’s disregard for the health of the British public

cigarette in ashtrayIt is estimated that smoking causes 100,000 deaths in the UK every year and costs the NHS an estimated £2 billion a year. With these startling figures in mind it is shocking that UKIP have announced plans to bring back …

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70 years on from Auschwitz liberation: an unrecognisable Europe of peace

AuschwitzToday, Tuesday 27th January, marks 70 years to the day since the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Allied forces. It is estimated that over one million people lost their lives at that one camp before it was liberated …

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Labour MEP welcomes potentially life-saving Ebola vaccine

EbolaA Labour MEP has welcomed the news that an experimental vaccine for the Ebola virus was shipped to West Africa last week. British company GlaxoSmithKline and the US government worked to produce the drug which will involve 30,000 volunteers in …

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Labour MEP hosts event celebrating UK’s automotive industry

SMMT EventThe success story of the UK’s automotive industry in the EU was celebrated this week at an event hosted by Labour’s European leader, Glenis Willmott MEP. The event with the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) included a key …

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Labour MEP backs Harry’s Law for better care of autistic children

Harry ProckoAn East Midlands MEP has given her backing to a Nottingham family’s campaign for better hospital care of autistic children after the tragic death of their 4-year-old son Harry last year. After taking him to the Queen’s Medical Centre, they …

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Labour MEP calls for progress on Medical Devices Regulation

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AA Labour MEP has called on the European Council to push forward with work on a proposed new Medical Devices Regulation. Glenis Willmott MEP, who is leading the European Parliament’s work on the proposed law, used an appearance of the …

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Labour MEP demands EU action over “modern slavery” conditions for agency workers

GMB Agency WorkersAn East Midlands MEP has called for the EU to take urgent action over the pay and conditions of agency workers, after hearing first hand from workers and trade union representatives of the dreadful conditions they have been subjected to.…

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