Archive for April, 2016

East Midlands MEP welcomes new Commonwealth group in Brussels

Emma McClarkin MEP, Chairman Of the Commonwealth Forum in Brussels, has this week welcomed it becoming an official branch of Royal Commonwealth Society. The Royal Commonwealth Society was founded in 1868, and is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. The Royal Commonwealth …Continue Reading

Local MEP highlights free tennis lessons for kids

East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin has this week highlighted an opportunity for kids to get involved in tennis, with free tennis lessons available across the UK.   The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has launched a grassroots initiative, Tennis for Kids, to establish a genuine tennis participation legacy, following Great Britain’s historic Davis Cup win.   …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP supports Lincolnshire fishermen in latest EU Parliament report

Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has today voted in support of a report backing the small-scale coastal fishing industry in the UK. The report itself was initiated by the fisheries committee in response to the economic decline of coastal and island regions and their fishing industries in recent years. The updated Common Fisheries Policy of 2013 …Continue Reading

Lincolnshire MEP visits Joseph Banks Laboratories

Local Conservative MEP, Emma McClarkin, visited the University of Lincoln’s Joseph Banks Laboratories last Friday. Miss McClarkin was given a tour of the labs, being shown one microbiology, one molecular biology and one analytical chemistry laboratory, and chatted with some of the staff about their work. The Lincolnshire MEP wants to help promote local food …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP supports local farmers in opposing pesticide ban

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has called for the continuing use of glyphosate ahead of Tuesday’s vote in the European Parliament on objecting to renewing its approval, saying that failing to renew the approval could have a ‘devastating’ impact on the region’s farmers. Glyphosate, a plant protection product, is authorised across all Member States …Continue Reading

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