Archive for 2013

East Midlands MEP backs farming and locally-produced food

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has recently signed the ‘Back British Farming’ charter to show her support for farming in the East Midlands. The Back British Farming Charter states:  Government must Back British Farming by working across all departments to support farmers in their challenge to produce more food to feed our nation. Retailers …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP backs ‘Think Sprinkler’ campaign

Local Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has this week backed Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service’s ‘Think Sprinkler’ campaign, which aims to save lives and reduce serious injury caused by domestic fires. Sprinkler systems have been used in shops, factories and offices for over 130 years, and there is now growing awareness of their potential effectiveness in …Continue Reading

Conservative MEPs resist “indisciplined” budget-grab

Conservative MEPs, including East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin, have this week resisted a move in the European Parliament to hike up next year’s EU budget by more than a billion pounds. They voted solidly against a proposal from the parliament’s Budget Committee to spend a massive €136 billion next year. The figure is €1.2 billion …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP welcomes historic EU-Canada trade deal

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has today warmly welcomed the conclusion of the EU-Canada negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). A deal is expected today. This comes after four years of hard work on this agreement following the launch of negotiations in May 2009. Miss McClarkin appreciates the hard work and …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP joins campaign to stop EU Parliament’s wasteful trips to Strasbourg

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has this week thrown her support behind a new campaign to stop the European Parliament travelling to Strasbourg once a month. Most of the European Parliament’s work is done at its huge complex of offices and debating chambers in Brussels, but once a month 754 MEPs, 3,000 staff and …Continue Reading

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