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    May’s Mess on Migration

    That Theresa May should come down on the side of the hard Brexiteers should not be a surprise. As a long serving Home Secretary, she must take much of the blame for setting – and failing to keep – a target of reducing net immigration to Britain to tens of thousands a year. Although more […]

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    Brexit and European Agencies

    Theresa May’s statement that we won’t be trying to stay in bits of the EU means that, in principle, we shall also be leaving more than 40 EU agencies (including some located in Britain) which perform tasks on behalf of all member states, including us, over a wide range of policy areas. They handle cross-border […]


At work in Yorkshire & Humber

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  • Facts & figures

    These fact sheets contain key information about the role of the European Union in parts of Yorkshire & Humber, including EU-funded projects and other benefits.

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    A key part of my job is communicating with people, businesses and organisations from all over our region. If you’d like to get in touch, I’d be delighted to hear from you.

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  • My promises

    As your MEP, I am fighting to:

    • make the case for Britain in Europe
    • change EU policies that need reform
    • build on EU successes and partial successes
    • fight racism
    • put climate change back on the agenda
    • secure European funding for Yorkshire
    • report back regularly and thoroughly

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