EU must continue work to restore Peak District moors

Peak District moorlandNow that funding for a brilliant project restoring natural peat moors in the East Midlands is coming to an end, I want the EU to continue its commitment to this unique natural habitat.

The Peak District is a stunningly beautiful …

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Running out of time to help young people

The UK Job CentreGovernment’s Commission on Social Mobility and Child Poverty published its final annual report yesterday. While noting some successes, it makes for grim reading, especially for our nation’s young people.

Speaking in advance of the publication at the weekend, …

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Labour MEP receives Outstanding Leadership Award

IMAG2014Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, will today receive the Award for Outstanding Leadership from the Belgian Association of Clinical Researchers. The award recognises Ms Willmott’s extensive work on encouraging medical research and ensuring full transparency of clinical …

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Labour MEP becomes chair of Access to Medicines Group

Boy and vaccine syringeA Labour MEP has been chosen as the new chair of the European Parliament Working Group on Access to Medicines. The group works to improve the availability of medicines in some of the poorest countries in the EU and across …

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Scrapping the Human Rights Act would be a step backwards for the UK

EEC Human Rights ConventionThe Conservatives announced at their conference last week that they want to get rid of the Human Rights Act and make up their own. This is a politically driven move that ignores the importance of human rights in protecting citizens …

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Industry commissioner fails to explain why medical devices were taken out of health

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AIndustry and internal market commissioner-designate Elżbieta Bieńkowska failed to explain why pharmaceutical and medical devices were taken out of the health portfolio when questioned by MEPs today.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson …

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Labour MEP challenges new Commissioner on better labelling

meatoriginUKlowresA Labour MEP has questioned Vytenis Andriukaitis, the proposed European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, on country of origin information for meat in processed foods and calorie labelling on alcohol, as MEPs grill Commissioner candidates in Brussels this week.…

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Labour MEP demands trade deal protection for NHS

Very large 3D render of blended US and EU flags.A Labour MEP has called on the EU’s new trade chief to exclude public services like the NHS from a major EU-US trade deal.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said:

“The NHS is one of Britain’s treasured …

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Labour MEP defends traffic light labelling as Commission launches proceedings against UK

GROUP S&DA Labour MEP today attacked the European Commission’s “foolish plans” to launch proceedings against the UK for use of the traffic light food labelling system.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson on health …

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Labour MEP calls for tougher action on Ebola crisis

EbolaA Labour MEP has expressed concern at the increasing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and has co-written a resolution calling on the EU to do more to help.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said:…

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