Over 326,000 part time workers in North East will have their rights at work put at risk by a vote to leave EU
Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson today made his first major speech highlighting how the EU has helped to secure workers’ rights including the rights of over 326,000 part time workers in the North East.Read more
Tony Blair returned to his old Sedgefield seat to make a keynote speech on the importance of European Union membership to the UK, and to the North East in particular. He said that leaving Europe would leave Britain diminished in the world.
Ed Miliband has ruled out an EU referendum unless there is a significant transfer of powers to the European Union. He has said that otherwise a referendum would become a distraction from saving the NHS, ending zero hour contracts and increasing the minimum wage.
North East holidaymakers will be able to send home holiday snaps for less this summer, with European data roaming charges slashed in half from today [Tuesday July 1].
The costs of sending texts, and making and receiving calls will also come down. And from 2016, once agreement is reached amongst EU governments, roaming charges will be abolished completely.Read more
The application process for posts with the newly elected North East of England Labour MEPs, Jude Kirton-Darling and Paul Brannen, is now open.
Jude and Paul are recruiting for the following full-time positions:
Labour has been clear that we want a different way – good quality jobs for young people, investment in health & education
Jude Kirton-Darling, Labour MEP for the North East speaking at the allocation of seats in Sunderland:
Thank you for giving me the chance to represent my home region in the European Parliament – a region that I am passionate about. I will return this trust by ensuring that I am a local MEP, engaging all the time, across the whole region, to reflect your views in the European Parliament.Read more
Labour topped the poll in the North as the party gained new MEPs in the European Elections last night.
In the North East, Labour candidates Jude Kirton-Darling and Paul Brannen were elected to represent the region, gaining an additional seat for the party and defeating the Leader of the Conservative Party in Europe on the way.
Labour saw an 11.5% increase in the vote across the region.
In the North West which covers Cumbria, Labour also came out on top of the poll, gaining an additional seat. Theresa Griffin, Afzal Khan and Julie Ward were elected as Labour MEPs.