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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Labour MEP supports freedom of speech campaigner

Raif BadawiDear Editor,

I’m sure that many readers have been following the awful plight of Raif Badawi, the blogger in Saudi Arabia, who has been subjected to lashing and  imprisonment for promoting religious freedom.

I have been campaigning to raise awareness …

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Glenis Willmott MEP, Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party, in a speech to Labour Party Annual Conference, said:

IMG_8196Conference, it’s hard to believe it’s less than five months since the general election.

I can’t remember an experience in all my years in politics that left me more devastated, than when the results rolled in on that dreadful night.…

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Red Tractor Week

Red Tractor Week

This week is Red Tractor Week and Labour MEPs have been celebrating the food labelling scheme, which lets consumers know that they are buying British food they can trust.

The popular red tractor label doesn’t just tell consumers that they …

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Labour MEP joins calls for tough action to combat drink driving in EU


An East Midlands MEP has joined with colleagues from across the EU to demand tougher action to bring down the number of drink driving deaths on Europe’s roads. MEPs have written to the European Commission asking them to toughen their …

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