Thailand must speed up migrant rights reforms and stop persecuting human rights campaigners

Labour MEPs have urged the Thai government to do more to ensure migrant workers aren’t exploited and those who defend their rights aren’t locked up.

The European Parliament today overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling on Thailand to make more progress …

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If the Tory Brexit deal with the EU is not right, we must fight it, warn Labour MEPs

glenis-stageGlenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, told the Labour Party Conference today:

“Obviously this isn’t the speech I wanted to make to you all today and believe me this is one of the most difficult conference speeches …

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May must be honest and open to scrutiny on Brexit

Commenting of today’s cabinet meeting on Brexit, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“The government needs to be honest about what leaving the European Union entails, and it needs to set out the consequences of …

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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


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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