Workers’ rights aren’t safe with the Tories

20160127 Glenis and Tim Roache EDITED 2Today local Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, welcomed the new GMB General Secretary, Tim Roache, to the European Parliament. With talk of the EU referendum taking place as early as June this year; the GMB stressed the importance of ensuring that …

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Local MEP calls for action to help children with cancer

97a9147A local MEP is calling for action to ensure that life-saving treatments are made available to children with cancer.

Labour MEP Glenis Willmott will speak at a conference on Wednesday to mark International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, jointly hosted with …

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The EU referendum is not about Cameron, but the jobs and rights our membership brings

The EU referenduEU & Uk flags merged transparent largem is not about David Cameron, but the jobs and rights of working people, the leader of Labour’s MEPs warned today.

Glenis Willmott MEP told the European Parliament:

“My heart sinks that once again here we are …

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EU action needed to fight racism

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An East Midlands MEP has called for EU action to fight racism and discrimination in order to promote a stronger, more inclusive and tolerant society.

Following the Paris and Danish attacks in 2015, Europe’s education ministers recognised that joint efforts …

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Tories are all talk when it comes to steel – it’s time they actually took action to save jobs in Corby

Labour MEPs have reiteriStock_000040641662_Smallated their call for the Government to urgently step in and take action to save the steel sector, following the news that 1,050 jobs at Tata plants in the UK, including Corby will be cut.

East …

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East Midlands Labour MEP votes for EU action to upskill young jobless in bid to tackle youth unemployment


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Glenis Willmott MEP voted today for a report calling for EU action to increase the skills of young people to help their prospects in finding a job.

Proposals include forecasting skills needs in the labour market; strengthening co-ordination between …

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Labour MEPs demand Thai authorities end “completely unacceptable” treatment of human rights activist


Labour MEPs have demanded Thailand ends its harassment of a British human rights activist facing seven years in jail.

Andy Hall is being tried by the authorities for criminal defamation and ‘computer crimes’ after raising instances of modern slavery in …

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Local human rights campaigner facing 7 years in Thai prison

Andy HallLocal human rights campaigner, Andy Hall, is facing up to 7 years in a Thai prison for raising instances of modern slavery in Thailand. Andy, whose parents Des and Pat are based in Lincolnshire, awaits the start of his trial …

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David Cameron should act prime-ministerial and make case for Britain in Europe

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Speaking after today’s meeting of the European Council, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, Glenis Willmott MEP, said:

“David Cameron is desperately trying to get himself out of a hole he has dug for himself. It is clear that he …

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Local MEP demands tougher rules on arms exports


Today Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, voted for stronger EU rules on arms exports. With the events in Ukraine, the rise of ISIS and the recent dreadful attacks in Paris, urgent action is needed to ensure that European arms are not …

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