MEP supports EU funding for Rolls-Royce to keep highly skilled jobs in Derby

RRToday local Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, returned to the Rolls-Royce site in Derby to see what investments have been made thanks to EU funding. The Derby site is the UK’s flagship site and employs 12,000 people who work in civil …

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Open letter: East Midlands- much more than just pork pies!

apple pieDear Editor,

We all know about the excellent local food that is produced in the East Midlands from Melton Mowbray pork pies to Bramley apple pie filling.

These products with specific characteristics attributable to the East Midlands are protected at …

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Labour MEPs call for government, unions and industry to agree a plan to save our steel

iStock_000040641662_SmallLabour MEPs today demanded that the government take action to ensure a viable future for steel on Teesside using all tools at its disposal – there can be no more excuses for inaction.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East …

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We must do more to help missing children

One million children go missing every year in Europe. We have a moral duty to do everything we can to tackle this frightening statistic.

The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights states that it is a right of every child to …

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European Week Against Cancer: my open letter


Dear Editor,

This week (25th – 31st May) marks the European Week Against Cancer. This is an important opportunity to highlight the work of fantastic charities here in the East Midlands and push for greater action and funding …

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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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East Midlands MEP condemns companies dodging Minimum Wage

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An East Midlands MEP has condemned the 70 companies named by the government who have failed to pay their workers the statutory minimum wage. The worst offender was an East Midlands care provider based in Nottingham which owes 184 of …

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East Midlands MEP meets local TTIP campaigners

TTIPLocal MEP, Glenis Willmott, met with anti-TTIP campaigners from the East Midlands today to listen to their concerns. The group were particularly worried about the effects that TTIP would have on NHS services, local procurement and the environment, including the …

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Labour MEPs deliver cheaper roaming charges for holidaymakers

roaming charge picEast Midlands holidaymakers will be able to send home holiday snaps for less this summer, with European data roaming charges slashed in half from today.
The costs of sending texts, and making and receiving calls will also come down. And …

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IMG_4868Last Sunday, Sunday Politics East Midlands included a debate between four of the region’s five MEPs.  There was Roger Helmer, a former Tory now representing UKIP, Bill Newton Dunn, a former Tory now representing the Libdems, and Emma McClarkin, a

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