The EU isn’t just good for business, it’s good for consumers

EU & Uk flags merged transparent largeMany people know about the benefits to business of staying in the EU, and business organisations from the Confederation of British Industries to the UK manufacturers Association have spoken out in favour of a remain vote.

The EU is the …

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My article for LabourList – There are no circumstances under which we would be better off outside the EU


As David Cameron jets round Europe to seal his EU reform deal, and with the various leave campaigns squabbling and in chaos, the big issues facing voters in the referendum mustn’t be lost.

The EU referendum is not about the …

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My letter to editors across the East Midlands on World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

Dear Editor,

4th February is World Cancer Day, when campaigners want to raise awareness of the disease and push governments to take action to save millions of preventable deaths each year.

Sadly cancer is still the second biggest cause of …

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Labour MEPs: “Remaining in the EU is vital for our economy, our rights, and our security”

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Responding to the publication of the draft deal between David Cameron and Donald Tusk on the EU renegotiation, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“Remaining in the European Union is vital for our economy, our rights, …

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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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