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    Chickens coming home to roost

    The Leave campaign offered two contradictory visions for Brexit. Some argued that we could remain in the EU’s vital single market, despite leaving the EU. Others argued that we should cut links entirely, focusing on the rest of the world. The reason they were divided is that both scenarios are problematic. Staying fully in the single […]

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    UK MEPs are staying for now

    I’ve had a number of enquiries asking what happens to British MEPs in the wake of the referendum result. Britain’s timetable for departure has not yet been settled (more on this here), but it is not likely to happen for quite some time. In the meantime, the UK remains a member of the EU, and UK citizens […]

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    On behalf of the 48%

    I spoke in the European Parliament on behalf of “the 48%”.


At work in Yorkshire & Humber

  • My constituency

  • 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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  • Talking with constituents

    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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  • What they say about me