NFU backing for EU welcome but no surprise given farmers and consumers reap huge benefits from UK membership

Commenting Tractoron yesterday’s decision by the NFU to back the campaign for Britain to stay in the EU, local Labour MEP, Dame Glenis Willmott, said:

“I am delighted our farmers have decided to back the call for Britain to stay …

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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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Labour MEP supports EU funding for local business

gw picA local Euro MP is encouraging small business owners and budding entrepreneurs in Derbyshire to look out for EU funding to kick start their companies.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, is supporting the expected bid for £1.5 …

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Labour MEP welcomes EU investment in Derby’s Shot Tower site

Derby Shot TowerAn East Midlands MEP has welcomed the news that a revamp of a derelict Derby city centre site is almost complete. The former 1930s lead shot building is being transformed into a business hub with £1 million of funding, including …

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EU must continue work to restore Peak District moors

Peak District moorlandNow that funding for a brilliant project restoring natural peat moors in the East Midlands is coming to an end, I want the EU to continue its commitment to this unique natural habitat.

The Peak District is a stunningly beautiful …

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Start using EU funding – Labour call

UK & EU working togetherLocal Euro MP Glenis Willmott today called on the UK government to start funding programmes under the EU’s new budget as soon as possible.

Glenis, Labour MEP for the East Midlands said;   “We’re already into the new EU funding period …

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EU budget deal will mean vital investment for East Midlands

STRAS VOTE.cropLabour MEPs have voted to support a deal on Europe’s new long-term budget to last from 2014-2020.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said: “Although the deal is not perfect, it will still provide vital funding, helping to …

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TB – Europe must deal with threat

stethoscope on xrayA local Euro MP has called for action to deal with growing cases of tuberculosis in Europe.

Glenis Willmott, Labour’s European health spokesperson has co-signed a Written Declaration in the European Parliament calling on the EU to support the World …

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Back to Brussels

The sun tan lotion is packed away for another year, the kids are back to school, the nights are drawing in, and MEPs head back to Brussels next week for the start of our own “autumn term.”

And there’s a …

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Labour Euro MP to visit Highfields Centre in Leicester

Glenis Willmott, the Labour MEP for the East Midlands, will be visiting the Highfields Centre in Leicester on Friday 9th March 2012 at 1.30pm, following a visit she hosted for Highfields Community Association to the European Parliament in October 2011.…

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