MEPs back Labour paper calling on the EU to defend industries against unfair trading practices

SteelworksMEPs on the European Parliament industry, research and energy committee voted today for a Labour report calling for the EU to take all necessary measures to defend European industries against uncompetitive practices, including the dumping of cheap steel into the …

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Labour MEPs vote for EU ban on antibiotic use that hampers fight against antimicrobial resistance

Labour McowsEPs voted today to ban the routine use antibiotics on healthy animals to help fight antimicrobial resistance.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s European Parliament spokesperson on health, said:

“The continued widespread use of antimicrobials on European farms not only …

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Local Labour MEP backs EU scheme that provides milk for UK schoolchildren

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Children across Europe will eat and drink more healthily thanks to a vote this week in the European Parliament on new legislation which will give EU countries the option to freely distribute fruit, vegetables and milk in schools.

The changes …

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Labour MEPs: Rise in zero-hours contracts highlights need for urgent action



Labour MEPs today reiterated calls for urgent action to tackle zero-hours contracts, following the latest figures showing a rise in their usage in the UK.

Eight hundred and one thousand people were employed on a zero-hours contract between October-December …

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EU asylum policies must protect women and children

On International Women’s Day the European Parliament voted for a Labour MEP’s report calling for urgent action to ensure EU asylum policies protect vulnerable women and children.

Recommendations include greater safety and security for the most vulnerable refugees; the use …

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International Women’s Day- European Parliament to put gender equality at heart of decision-making

Today, LabWe Can Do Itour MEPs voted to include gender equality in every aspect of its decision-making and legislation.

The plan aims to ensure women’s rights and equality, as well as rights of LGBTIQ persons, will be taken into account in all …

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Local Euro MP calling for stronger EU-wide rules on hunting trophies

Tiger in cageThis World Wildlife Day, 3rd March, a local Euro MP is supporting calls to consider a complete ban on importing or exporting hunting trophies in the EU.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, has signed a European Parliament …

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Scientists for EU launch Healthier in the EU campaign

Dear Editor,

On 3rd March, Scientists for EU will launch their campaign, Healthier in the EU, and I am proud to be on their advisory board.

The positive impact that EU membership has on our health is often overlooked.  But …

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Labour MEPs: It’s time to call out Eurosceptics who claim to speak for Britain, but in truth only represent a fraction of people

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In a debate today on the EU summit and the upcoming referendum, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“For too long politicians in Britain have shied away from the big arguments about Europe.

“We’ve allowed debate …

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MEPs backing Britain, not Cameron, in support for deal


Responding to David Cameron’s visit to the European Parliament today, Glenis Willmott, MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“David Cameron’s long history of burning bridges means that a personal visit will probably have …

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