Local MEP calls for further EU legislation to save the lives of thousands of workers

Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) and the UN’s World Day for Safety at Work. This marks a time for us to pay our respects to the 100, 000 people across the EU and 2 million people worldwide who …

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Local MEP supports automatic emergency alert system in cars

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Plans to put a life-saving ‘Dashboard Angel’ in every new car are set to get the green light this week thanks to Labour MEPs and their political group in the European Parliament, which led on the proposal.

Under the new …

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Labour MEPs are protecting our bees

Bumblebee on the orange flowerA local Euro MP has called for cooperation to tackle a new threat to Europe’s bees. Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, is calling for EU wide action and screening for imported bumblebee hives, which can carry parasites and …

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Local MEP calls for action on alcohol-related harm

IMG_2776coopA local MEP has led a vote in the European Parliament calling for action to reduce alcohol-related harm in Europe.

The Resolution adopted on Tuesday asks the European Commission to immediately begin work on a new Alcohol Strategy to replace …

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Local MEP calls for urgent action on tuberculosis on World TB Day

A Local Euro MP is calling for concerted action to deal with the threat of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Glenis Willmott is urging EU Member States to make tackling MDR-TB a priority and to work together to ensure that everyone has …

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Labour MEP supports campaign for World Down Syndrome Day

A local Euro MP is encouraging everyone to help raise awareness of Down syndrome.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, is supporting the UN’s World Down Syndrome Day this Saturday, 21st March. Labour MEPs are encouraging everyone to …

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Labour MEP welcomes Leicester air quality consultation

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A local Euro MP has welcomed the launch of a public consultation on measures to improve air quality in Leicester.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, is supporting the public consultation launched by the Labour Council in Leicester …

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Labour MEP welcomes plan for 1600 extra nurses in the East Midlands

An East Midlands MEP has given her backing to Labour’s plan to recruit 20,000 extra NHS nurses, including 1,600 in the East Midlands alone. These extra nurses will join 8,000 more doctors, 5,000 more care workers and 3,000 more midwives. …

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Local MEP calls for action on dementia and Alzheimer’s

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An East Midlands MEP has joined calls for a European-wide action to promote the rights, dignity and independence of people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The Glasgow Declaration, co-ordinated by the Alzheimer Europe group, is asking that the EU …

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Local MEP backs Rotary campaign to eradicate polio

An East Midlands MEP has given her backing to a campaign to completely eradicate the infectious and paralysing disease polio after being contacted by a constituent. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative started 25 years ago and there are now 99% …

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