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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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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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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Labour MEPs tell Juncker: Reform the EU and take action on zero-hours jobs

glenis chairLabour MEPs have called on the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to take action on workers being sent to other countries and paid low wages, insecure employment and zero-hours contracts. Mr Juncker took questions from MEPs at a …

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Labour MEPs vote for credit card fees cap to help small businesses

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Labour MEPs have voted in favour of capping charges for credit and debit card transactions which will save British businesses an estimated £480 million a year. The proposal was passed with 621 MEPs in favour and just 26 against, including …

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Labour MEPs vote for greater promotion of gender equality while Tories vote against

gw picLabour MEPs have voted today for European action to promote greater equality between women and men. Conservative MEPs voted against whilst UKIP MEPs abstained.

MEPs voted by 441 to 205 to adopt a report that addresses a number of key …

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“Maternity leave is a right not a luxury” says local MEP

mother and babyAhead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, Glenis Willmott MEP has demanded better maternity leave and pay for women at an EU level. Critical EU legislation is at risk of being scrapped if representatives from national governments don’t agree to re-open …

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