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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Labour MEP to lead medical devices overhaul

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AGlenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, has been chosen to lead the European Parliament’s work on new legislation on medical devices.

The update to the EU legislation follows a number of scandals involving medical devices.

Glenis Willmott MEP …

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EU must act to give young people a future

Low Paid Young PeopleRecent figures released by the Resolution Foundation show that young people in the UK are increasingly stuck in low-paid jobs, often on temporary contracts that offer no security and few prospects for the future.

29% of workers aged 21-30 are …

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Juncker should reverse decision on medicines shake up

Glenis Willmott, a leading MEP on health, has lambasted plans for pharmaceuticals and medical devices to be overseen by the Industry Commissioner in Juncker’s new team.

“I find it hard to believe. Medicines and medical devices are first and foremost …

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Labour MEP leads discussion on better alcohol labelling

IMG_2776coopA Labour MEP is leading calls for more consumer-friendly alcohol labelling, and has hosted an event in the European Parliament looking at the issue.

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

“It is vital that we give consumers …

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