UK MEPs tell Cameron to opt in to EU-wide solution to refugee crisis

MEPs from Labour, the Green Party and the Liberal Democrats have written a joint letter to David Cameron today calling for the UK to opt in to an EU-wide refugee relocation scheme.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European …

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Labour MEP: Coalition is letting down young people in the East Midlands


Local MEP, Glenis Willmott, has criticised the Coalition for not using EU funding to implement a Youth Guarantee Scheme in the East Midlands to help young people who are unemployed.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in Europe, said:

“There are …

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UK government follows Labour MEPs’ lead on plain cigarette packaging laws

cig 2Labour MEPs have welcomed today’s announcement that, despite a number of U-turns, the UK government has agreed to move forward with the plain packaging of cigarettes. Questions have been asked, though, about why it has taken the government so long …

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Government must not undermine EU ban on harmful pesticides

honeybee“The UK government must not support industry attempts to circumvent EU restrictions on pesticides harmful to bees,” said Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, following news that Syngenta are applying to the UK government for an ’emergency’ exemption …

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Apply now for EU aid for flood victims

iStock_000034927326SmallLabour MEPs this week called on David Cameron to apply now for European Union aid for flood-hit areas.

East Midlands Euro MP Glenis Willmott, Labour Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“The damage the floods have caused to people’s homes …

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Labour MEP welcomes pesticide ban

honeybeeThe European Commission has decided to go ahead with a two year restriction on three pesticides found to be harmful to bees, as EU countries fail to reach a consensus.

Glenis Willmott, Leader of Labour MEPs and spokesperson for health …

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Labour backs bankers’ bonus caps

bankingIn Strasbourg today, MEPs voted overwhelmingly for new regulations that will make banks safer, more accountable and help them to focus on their essential role of lending to the real economy.

Welcoming the vote, Glenis Willmott, Leader of Labour’s MEPs …

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UK Government must not block action to save bees

beeGlenis Willmott, Leader of the Labour MEPs, has attacked the UK government concerning a possible EU ban on the use of some pesticides to save collapsing bee colonies.

“Owen Paterson is leading the call to vote against this EU measure …

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