The EU's Cars2020 action plan for the car industry has the potential to turbocharge latest UK government plans to help manufacturers such as JLR compete globally, improve the business environment and boost research and development, says Midlands MEP Phil Bennion.
The Lib Dem MEP for the region which contains Jaguar Land Rover's main factories and many of Britain's remaining carmakers spoke out ahead of a debate and vote due later today in the Employment Committee of the European Parliament on the proposals.
A campaign by Stratford mum Elizabeth Adams to change the law on sexual and domestic violence has taken a big step forward after the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow backed her motion as national party policy.
County and West Midlands Lib Dem Euro MP Phil Bennion, who seconded Elizabeth's motion to help make sure it was put on the agenda, congratulated her for her success.
County and West Midlands MEP Phil Bennion has welcomed the huge majority backing the Strengthening the UK Economy motion at the Lib Dem party conference in Glasgow this morning.
Speaking immediately after the vote and a passionate debate in which Nick Clegg summed up, the West Midlands MEP and Lib Dem Employment Spokesman said: "Conference has decisively rejected any suggestion that we should mount any kind of U turn from the coalition's strategy for getting the deficit under control.
The lack of proper compensation for survivors of the Thalidomide tragedy is a continuing scandal, says County and West Midlands Euro MP Phil Bennion.
The Lib Dem MEP has declared his support for the 'Show Your Hand' Campaign for people living with serious deformities from birth caused by the drug.
Phil Bennion has hailed a move by an EU Commissioner to end the 'roaming rip-off' of extra charges on mobile phones and downloads abroad.
Extra charges for mobile phone calls and texts made abroad but within the EU have been steadily falling as the law is tightened, but now Lib Dem MEPs and a Lib Dem European Commissioner, Neelie Kroes, have announced a plan to outlaw them completely by 2015.
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