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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UK government follows Labour MEPs’ lead on plain cigarette packaging laws

cig 2Labour MEPs have welcomed today’s announcement that, despite a number of U-turns, the UK government has agreed to move forward with the plain packaging of cigarettes. Questions have been asked, though, about why it has taken the government so long …

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Labour MEP welcomes EU investment in former Derbyshire colliery site

An East Midlands MEP has welcomed a £6 million investment from the EU into a former colliery site near Bolsover that has been derelict for decades. Thanks to a project led by Derbyshire County Council, the site is being transformed …

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Labour MEP leads calls for origin labelling for meat in processed foods

Baked Pasta Ready MealLabour MEP has led a vote in the European Parliament’s environment, health and food safety committee calling for the origin of meat in all processed foods to be clearly labelled.

Glenis Willmott MEP co-sponsored the resolution calling for mandatory country …

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Labour MEP delighted at lifting of EU mango ban

green mangoesAn East Midlands MEP is delighted and relieved after EU chiefs announced today that a ban on Indian mangoes will be lifted. The ban was put in place during May 2014 over concerns of fruit flies contaminating shipments. After “significant …

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Labour’s continued commitment to making UK thrive in Europe

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Today Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander MP, met with the French Foreign Minister to discuss the EU. This demonstrates Labour’s continued commitment to making the UK thrive in Europe.

Glenis Willmott MEP, the Labour Leader in Europe said:

“Labour …

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Labour MEP challenges Commission on wild animals in circuses

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An East Midlands MEP has challenged the EU’s laws on keeping animals in captivity and asked if the Commission would consider a ban on wild animals in circuses. Zoos across the EU must take part in research or training to …

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