East Midlands MEP helps secure EU money after Tory chaos on regional funds

gw picLocal Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, has backed moves to prevent millions of pounds, intended to help ‎some of Britain’s poorest areas, from being lost after failures by the British government left huge sums unspent in 2014.
‎The 29 April vote …

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Labour leads efforts to prevent future money market bailouts

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The European Parliament has today backed Labour’s proposals to protect taxpayers against having to bail out corporations if times get tough.

The proposals for new EU financial legislation also seeks to stabilise markets and boost economies across Europe.

“This is …

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East Midlands MEP calls for EU action on alcohol-related harm

IMG_2776coopLocal Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, has called on the European Commission to take action to reduce the burden of alcohol-related harm in Europe.

Voting in the European Parliament today, MEPs supported a resolution calling for the Commission to produce a …

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Local MEP welcomes EU funding to tackle youth unemployment in UK

Job CentreEurope is facing a crisis with over 5 million young people in unemployment. Labour MEPs are fighting for new opportunities for young people in the UK and plan to vote in favour of EU funding to help create new jobs …

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Local MEP calls for further EU legislation to save the lives of thousands of workers

Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) and the UN’s World Day for Safety at Work. This marks a time for us to pay our respects to the 100, 000 people across the EU and 2 million people worldwide who …

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Local MEP supports automatic emergency alert system in cars

speedometerPlans to put a life-saving ‘Dashboard Angel’ in every new car are set to get the green light this week thanks to Labour MEPs and their political group in the European Parliament, which led on the proposal.

Under the new …

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Labour MEPs are protecting our bees

Bumblebee on the orange flowerA local Euro MP has called for cooperation to tackle a new threat to Europe’s bees. Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, is calling for EU wide action and screening for imported bumblebee hives, which can carry parasites and …

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Local MEP calls for action on alcohol-related harm

IMG_2776coopA local MEP has led a vote in the European Parliament calling for action to reduce alcohol-related harm in Europe.

The Resolution adopted on Tuesday asks the European Commission to immediately begin work on a new Alcohol Strategy to replace …

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Local MEP calls for urgent action on tuberculosis on World TB Day

A Local Euro MP is calling for concerted action to deal with the threat of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Glenis Willmott is urging EU Member States to make tackling MDR-TB a priority and to work together to ensure that everyone has …

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Labour MEP supports campaign for World Down Syndrome Day

A local Euro MP is encouraging everyone to help raise awareness of Down syndrome.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, is supporting the UN’s World Down Syndrome Day this Saturday, 21st March. Labour MEPs are encouraging everyone to …

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