Local MEP leads work to make medical devices safer after metal-on-metal hip and PIP scandals

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AA local MEP has won a key vote in the European Parliament to ensure that medical devices such as breast implants or hip replacements are safer.

Dame Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, led work on the EU’s …

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NO to trade deal with Japan until barbaric practice of whaling is banned

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Animal welfare is an EU priority, it is important that we use the force of 28 countries to tackle the abuse of animals and ensure that endangered species are protected.

Trade deals offer an opportunity to demand that animal rights …

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World Oceans Day

The world’s oocean pollution plastic bagceans are in danger. This is extremely concerning as oceans help to regulate the climate, produce oxygen, feed millions of people and of course are the home to an incredible array of wildlife.

The 8th June is …

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World Environment Day

Sunday 5th JuGlenis Trophy Huntingne is World Environment Day with this year’s theme being zero tolerance of illegal wildlife trade.

Thousands of people in the East Midlands write to me every year about the welfare of animals both here in the …

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MEPs back report to tackle energy poverty

Over 200,00energy-poverty-em-fb0 households in the East Midlands are living in energy poverty. This week the European Parliament voted for a Labour report calling on energy companies to pass on falling wholesale prices to consumers.

The report calls for the …

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Missing Children’s Day- A call for urgent action

Readers wPrintill be shocked to learn that one million children go missing every year in Europe.

This week marks International Missing Children’s Day and we all have a moral duty to do everything we can to help protect children …

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Local human rights campaigner facing 7 years in Thai prison

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A British human rights campaigner, Andy Hall, is facing up to 7 years in a Thai prison for raising instances of modern slavery in Thailand. Labour MEPs have been calling for all charges against Andy to be dropped immediately and …

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Local MEP calls for country of origin labelling for milk

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A local Euro MP has table a resolution to the European Parliament calling for all meat and dairy products to be labelled with their country of origin.

Under EU rules, it’s already mandatory to label most fresh meat with the …

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Local MEP calls for EU investment to support Rolls-Royce jobs in Derby

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Local Labour MEP, Dame Glenis Willmott, hosted a top level European Aerospace event calling on the EU and the aerospace industry to work together to protect local jobs in Derby.

This week’s event was attended by top decision makers in …

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EU legislation critical for protecting millions of workers

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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 the 2 million people worldwide who …

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