Labour MEP calls for financial services to provide high skilled jobs for UK workers

iStock_000000494106XSmall (1)East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, met with representatives from the City of London and various UK and international banks to discuss how the financial sector can be improved to work for people in the UK.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in …

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Labour MEP encourages East Midlands voters to get registered

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An East Midlands MEP has welcomed the efforts being made by organisations like Bite the Ballot to get as many voters registered before May’s general election as possible. Today marks National Voter Registration Day and campaigners have put on a …

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East Midlands MEP meets local TTIP campaigners

TTIPLocal MEP, Glenis Willmott, met with anti-TTIP campaigners from the East Midlands today to listen to their concerns. The group were particularly worried about the effects that TTIP would have on NHS services, local procurement and the environment, including the …

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Labour MEP hosts conference for International Childhood Cancer Day

SIOPE ConferenceFor the fourth year running, East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, has hosted a conference in the European Parliament to mark International Childhood Cancer Day.

The conference, organised in collaboration with the European Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE), looked at the …

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Labour MEP supports World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day 2015It is estimated that 8.2 million people die from cancer every year across the world. Tomorrow is World Cancer Day and East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, continues to work to improve clinical research in this area.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s …

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Labour MEP calls for urgent action on torture of Saudi writer Raif Badawi

Raif BadawiAn East Midlands MEP has called on the EU’s foreign minister to speak out against the shocking case of Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian writer who was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison. …

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Labour MEP lends her support to Flood Free Homes Campaign

Flood Free HomesAn East Midlands MEP has joined a national campaign calling for no British homes to be at high risk of flooding by 2025. The Flood Free Homes campaign was launched this month by a group of insurance companies, environmental charities …

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Labour MEP welcomes EU investment in Derby’s Shot Tower site

Derby Shot TowerAn East Midlands MEP has welcomed the news that a revamp of a derelict Derby city centre site is almost complete. The former 1930s lead shot building is being transformed into a business hub with £1 million of funding, including …

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Local MEP to chair health group in Europe

gw picA local MEP has been chosen to chair the European Parliament’s Health Working Group.

Labour MEP Glenis Willmott was re-elected as co-chair of the group, which works to give members of the European Parliament access to research and expert advice …

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Labour MEP urges women to get tested during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Heart & stethoscopeAn East Midlands MEP has added her voice to a charity’s campaign to spread awareness of cervical cancer and encourage women to get a screening at their local GP. This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and Jo’s Cervical Cancer …

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