The EU and UK Government must stand up to China and protect UK steel industries


Labour MEPs have called on the European Commission and the UK government to use China’s rise to market economy status as an opportunity to pressure the World Trade Organisation to demand Beijing plays fair and stops uncompetitive practices like the …

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MEP supports EU funding for Rolls-Royce to keep highly skilled jobs in Derby

RRToday local Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, returned to the Rolls-Royce site in Derby to see what investments have been made thanks to EU funding. The Derby site is the UK’s flagship site and employs 12,000 people who work in civil …

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Workers’ rights aren’t safe with the Tories

20160127 Glenis and Tim Roache EDITED 2Today local Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, welcomed the new GMB General Secretary, Tim Roache, to the European Parliament. With talk of the EU referendum taking place as early as June this year; the GMB stressed the importance of ensuring that …

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Local MEP calls for action to help children with cancer

97a9147A local MEP is calling for action to ensure that life-saving treatments are made available to children with cancer.

Labour MEP Glenis Willmott will speak at a conference on Wednesday to mark International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, jointly hosted with …

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Labour MEPs vote for new EU law to make gas appliances safer by cutting risk of deadly poisoning


Glenis main speech close upLabour MEPs voted today for a new EU regulation that will raise safety standards for boilers, gas cookers, ovens, barbecues and patio heaters.

The new rules aim to prevent fatal gas poisoning, including deadly carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and …

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Labour MEPs demand Commission rethink sugar free-for-all


Labour MEPs will vote today for a resolution calling on the European Commission to rethink its plans for lax limits on sugar in baby foods.

The Socialists and Democrats Group has tabled an amendment demanding the Commission comes forward with …

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The EU referendum is not about Cameron, but the jobs and rights our membership brings

The EU referenduEU & Uk flags merged transparent largem is not about David Cameron, but the jobs and rights of working people, the leader of Labour’s MEPs warned today.

Glenis Willmott MEP told the European Parliament:

“My heart sinks that once again here we are …

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EU action needed to fight racism

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An East Midlands MEP has called for EU action to fight racism and discrimination in order to promote a stronger, more inclusive and tolerant society.

Following the Paris and Danish attacks in 2015, Europe’s education ministers recognised that joint efforts …

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Tories are all talk when it comes to steel – it’s time they actually took action to save jobs in Corby

Labour MEPs have reiteriStock_000040641662_Smallated their call for the Government to urgently step in and take action to save the steel sector, following the news that 1,050 jobs at Tata plants in the UK, including Corby will be cut.

East …

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East Midlands Labour MEP votes for EU action to upskill young jobless in bid to tackle youth unemployment


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Glenis Willmott MEP voted today for a report calling for EU action to increase the skills of young people to help their prospects in finding a job.

Proposals include forecasting skills needs in the labour market; strengthening co-ordination between …

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