East Midlands MEP votes for EU measures to prosecute dangerous drivers

40 limit road signGlenis Willmott MEP has voted for new EU procedures that will make it easier to bring non-UK drivers who break the law to justice and is calling on the UK government to bring the new rules into force as soon …

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Labour MEP votes for EU co-operation in ‎fight against terrorism and radicalisation

iStock_000006127667XSmallAhead of the Heads of Government meeting in Brussels today, Labour MEPs voted yesterday for greater co-operation between EU countries and a renewed anti-terrorism strategy, following last month’s Paris terror attacks.

There was cross-party agreement amongst MEPs on the need …

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Labour MEPs vote for mandatory country of origin labelling for meat in processed food


Labour MEPs voted today for mandatory country of origin labelling for all meat in processed food, backing stronger traceability requirements for meat in burgers, ready meals and sandwiches.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in Europe and European spokesperson on food …

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Labour MEP: Coalition is letting down young people in the East Midlands


Local MEP, Glenis Willmott, has criticised the Coalition for not using EU funding to implement a Youth Guarantee Scheme in the East Midlands to help young people who are unemployed.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in Europe, said:

“There are …

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Labour MEP joins demands for an end to FGM

FGMAn East Midlands MEP has joined fellow MEPs and activists across the world in demanding an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Today marks International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM and many events are taking place to highlight the …

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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 …

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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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