East Midlands MEP condemns companies dodging Minimum Wage

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An East Midlands MEP has condemned the 70 companies named by the government who have failed to pay their workers the statutory minimum wage. The worst offender was an East Midlands care provider based in Nottingham which owes 184 of …

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Labour MEP challenges Commission on Rolls-Royce redundancies

gw picAn East Midlands MEP has challenged the European Commission on the 2,600 job losses at Rolls-Royce’s factories in the region announced in November last year. The high-tech engineering and manufacturing are key to driving Europe and the UK’s future economic …

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Labour MEP supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

COOP-EASTLEAKE-24A Labour MEP is pledging her support for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight which starts on Monday and running until the 8th March. This year marks the 20th Fairtrade Fortnight and so it will celebrate the impact that Fairtrade …

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Labour MEP calls for immediate release of Raif Badawi

Raif BadawiGlenis Willmott MEP has voted for a resolution in the European Parliament calling for the blogger Raif Badawi to be released immediately and unconditionally. Raif was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes in May 2014, as a …

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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 in …

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