Labour MEP urges women to get tested during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Heart & stethoscopeAn East Midlands MEP has added her voice to a charity’s campaign to spread awareness of cervical cancer and encourage women to get a screening at their local GP. This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and Jo’s Cervical Cancer …

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UKIP’s disregard for the health of the British public

cigarette in ashtrayIt is estimated that smoking causes 100,000 deaths in the UK every year and costs the NHS an estimated £2 billion a year. With these startling figures in mind it is shocking that UKIP have announced plans to bring back …

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Labour MEP welcomes potentially life-saving Ebola vaccine

EbolaA Labour MEP has welcomed the news that an experimental vaccine for the Ebola virus was shipped to West Africa last week. British company GlaxoSmithKline and the US government worked to produce the drug which will involve 30,000 volunteers in …

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Labour MEP hosts event celebrating UK’s automotive industry

SMMT EventThe success story of the UK’s automotive industry in the EU was celebrated this week at an event hosted by Labour’s European leader, Glenis Willmott MEP. The event with the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) included a key …

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Labour MEP backs Harry’s Law for better care of autistic children

Harry ProckoAn East Midlands MEP has given her backing to a Nottingham family’s campaign for better hospital care of autistic children after the tragic death of their 4-year-old son Harry last year. After taking him to the Queen’s Medical Centre, they …

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Labour MEP calls for progress on Medical Devices Regulation

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AA Labour MEP has called on the European Council to push forward with work on a proposed new Medical Devices Regulation. Glenis Willmott MEP, who is leading the European Parliament’s work on the proposed law, used an appearance of the …

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Labour MEP demands EU action over “modern slavery” conditions for agency workers

GMB Agency WorkersAn East Midlands MEP has called for the EU to take urgent action over the pay and conditions of agency workers, after hearing first hand from workers and trade union representatives of the dreadful conditions they have been subjected to.…

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UK government follows Labour MEPs’ lead on plain cigarette packaging laws

cig 2Labour MEPs have welcomed today’s announcement that, despite a number of U-turns, the UK government has agreed to move forward with the plain packaging of cigarettes. Questions have been asked, though, about why it has taken the government so long …

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Labour MEP welcomes EU investment in former Derbyshire colliery site

An East Midlands MEP has welcomed a £6 million investment from the EU into a former colliery site near Bolsover that has been derelict for decades. Thanks to a project led by Derbyshire County Council, the site is being transformed …

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Labour MEP leads calls for origin labelling for meat in processed foods

Baked Pasta Ready MealLabour MEP has led a vote in the European Parliament’s environment, health and food safety committee calling for the origin of meat in all processed foods to be clearly labelled.

Glenis Willmott MEP co-sponsored the resolution calling for mandatory country …

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