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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Labour MEP calls for urgent action on torture of Saudi writer Raif Badawi

Raif BadawiAn East Midlands MEP has called on the EU’s foreign minister to speak out against the shocking case of Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian writer who was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison. …

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Labour MEP lends her support to Flood Free Homes Campaign

Flood Free HomesAn East Midlands MEP has joined a national campaign calling for no British homes to be at high risk of flooding by 2025. The Flood Free Homes campaign was launched this month by a group of insurance companies, environmental charities …

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Labour MEP welcomes EU investment in Derby’s Shot Tower site

Derby Shot TowerAn East Midlands MEP has welcomed the news that a revamp of a derelict Derby city centre site is almost complete. The former 1930s lead shot building is being transformed into a business hub with £1 million of funding, including …

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Local MEP to chair health group in Europe

gw picA local MEP has been chosen to chair the European Parliament’s Health Working Group.

Labour MEP Glenis Willmott was re-elected as co-chair of the group, which works to give members of the European Parliament access to research and expert advice …

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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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