Statement on the delay of TTIP vote

TTIPThousands of people in the East Midlands have contacted me regarding TTIP and the planned debate and vote this week. It is important to stress that this was on the Parliament’s resolution on TTIP and not on the final agreement.…

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Local MEP calls on European Commission and UEFA to take lead in fight against FIFA corruption


An East Midlands MEP has called for the EU and UEFA to take the lead in the fight against high level corruption in FIFA – and not just leave it to the US.

Among the reforms Labour MEPs are calling …

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East Midlands MEP: European Commission has taken a wrong turn on road safety

traffic jamAn East Midlands MEP has condemned the European Commission’s plans to scrap a key target on reducing serious road injuries, due to be announced by EU transport ministers today.

As a result of the shock move, road safety experts and …

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Labour MEP backs strong EU gender equality strategy while Tories and UKIP vote against

glenis chairToday MEPs voted for a comprehensive and progressive EU gender equality strategy, addressing key issues like the gender pay gap, under-representation, discrimination, violence against women and sexual and reproductive health.

Labour MEPs backed the report but Conservative and UKIP MEPs …

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Labour MEP pushes for further action over Raif Badawi case

Raif Badawi

An East Midlands MEP has expressed her concern over the continued detention of Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi after he was sentenced to 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison followed by a 10 year travel ban. He has already …

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East Midlands MEP demands better protection for workers against medical sharps injuries

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Glenis Willmott has called for further action to tackle medical sharps injuries across the EU. These injuries, including needle-stick injuries, can lead to diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.

East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, said:

“There are …

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Local MEP supports Dying to Work launch in Europe

Dying To Work Launch

A local Euro MP is supporting a TUC campaign calling for additional employment protection for terminally ill workers.

The campaign – Dying to Work – was started by the GMB after one of their members contacted them when her employer …

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Local MEP: Cameron must negotiate in Europe, not make demands

cameron merkelAn East Midlands MEP has warned that the Prime Minister should make the case for the EU reforms Britain needs, rather than threatening to pull out if his demands are not met. Speaking early today, the Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond …

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East Midlands MEP calls for the EU to do more on cancer research

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An East Midlands MEP has called on the EU to support more research and development of new treatments for cancer. The EU has a £54 billion fund, Horizon 2020, to support research and innovation.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the …

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Local MEP celebrates work of children’s cancer charities in the East Midlands

This week is the European Week Against Cancer and an East Midlands MEP has praised the work of cancer charities in the region that work with children and teenagers and has called on the EU to do more to support …

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