Local Labour MEP backs plans to make e-payments safer

credit cardsThe increase of smartphones and mobile devices now means that people shop differently. You no longer have to pay for everything in person and e-payments are being used more than ever. East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, has been calling for …

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Open letter: East Midlands- much more than just pork pies!

apple pieDear Editor,

We all know about the excellent local food that is produced in the East Midlands from Melton Mowbray pork pies to Bramley apple pie filling.

These products with specific characteristics attributable to the East Midlands are protected at …

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Open letter: Gender pay gap

Dear Editor,

This week, Labour MEPs voted in favour of a report calling for the law on equal opportunities in employment to be updated and strengthened across the EU, with targets to combat the gender pay gap. Disappointingly, Tory MEPs …

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Labour MEP calls for EU action to help local human rights campaigner

gw picGlenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, has been campaigning with the TUC for EU action to support the plight of a local human rights campaigner.

Andy Hall has fought to protect human rights in South East Asia for …

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Local Labour MEP: EU must act on zero-hours contracts to ensure decent work for all


Glenis Willmott, MEP for the East Midlands, is supporting today’s World Day for Decent Work by calling on the EU to stop dithering and finally take action on zero-hours contracts.

In recent weeks, Glenis has been leading efforts in the …

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Open letter: Endangered birds

Dear Editor,

This week, I have signed a letter with Birdlife Malta to the European Commission calling for legal action to be escalated against Malta for illegal bird hunting, and to halt the trapping season due to start in just …

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Local Euro MP is fighting for our endangered birds

Turtle doveA local Euro MP is campaigning with Birdlife Malta to stop the upcoming hunting season in Malta and save endangered bird species.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, signed a letter to the European Commission this week calling …

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Labour MEPs call for government, unions and industry to agree a plan to save our steel

iStock_000040641662_SmallLabour MEPs today demanded that the government take action to ensure a viable future for steel on Teesside using all tools at its disposal – there can be no more excuses for inaction.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East …

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Labour MEP supports EU funding for local business

gw picA local Euro MP is encouraging small business owners and budding entrepreneurs in Derbyshire to look out for EU funding to kick start their companies.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, is supporting the expected bid for £1.5 …

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