Archive for 2013

Derbyshire man wins East Midlands MEP’s Photo Competition

The winning entry – a photo of the sun setting over the Trig Point at the top of Mam Tor, near Castleton, was judged by Miss McClarkin to be the best of all the entries submitted from across the East Midlands. As his prize, Mr Hollingworth will receive return travel to Brussels and accommodation for …Continue Reading

Landmark vote on report to stop the Strasbourg travelling circus

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has today welcomed a landmark vote in the European Parliament, as it took a major step towards scrapping the notorious Strasbourg travelling circus. A voting session of the parliament approved by 483 votes to 141 a report setting out a roadmap for reform. After the vote, Miss McClarkin said: …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP to open Calow Primary School’s Christmas Fair

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin will be going back to school this Saturday, when she visits Calow CofE Primary School near Chesterfield. Miss McClarkin is visiting the school to open their School Christmas Fair, having been invited by the Headteacher, Cllr Martin Thacker MBE. The Fair is open to the public, and will feature …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP pleased as European youth study and sport package is agreed

The European Parliament today approved a comprehensive package of funding measures in the field of education, training, and sport which will cover youth study and training programmes through until 2020. The so-called Erasmus for All programme was supported by East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin, along with other Conservative MEPs, after their pressure led to a …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP welcomes changes to help protect children online

East Midlands Conservative MEP, Emma McClarkin, has today welcomed news that Google and Microsoft are to make changes to their internet search engines to block links to child abuse images. The news follows the Prime Minister stating back in July that he wanted the search engines to do more to protect children online, and is …Continue Reading

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