MEP backs deep bore tunnel to take HS2 under Warwickshire village

Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion is calling for a deep bore tunnel to take the HS2 railway line under the village of Burton Green in Warwickshire, after meeting local residents.

Phil Bennion MEP with Cllr John Whitehouse and concerned villagers at Burton Green, Warwickshire

Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover and Morgan protected in vehicle sound emissions vote

West Midlands MEP Dr Phil Bennion has highlighted a vote by the European Parliament on noise limits for cars to recognise the needs of premium car-makers in the region such as Aston Martin, JLR and Morgan.

Phil Bennion MEP and Solihull Lib Dem MP Lorely Burt are working together to ensure government at both UK and EU level takes needs of key manufacturers such as JLR into account

Euro MP to investigate aid payments after meeting Yemeni community leaders

Euro MP Phil Bennion has pledged to investigate how EU aid to Yemen is being used after meeting local Yemeni community leaders from the Black Country.

The Liberal Democrat MEP met Ragih Muflihi and a delegation from the Yemeni Community Association at the Greets Green Access Centre run by the group in West Bromwich on Sunday February 3rd

Why are homeless young people not getting the opportunities they deserve?

Over the Christmas period, I was pleased to read an interesting article which appeared in the Guardian from a constituent of mine regarding homelessness among young people.

In February 2012, my fellow MEPs called for an EU strategy to combat homelessness and food waste, prolonging the EU food for the needy programme and improving access to services of general interest were proposed as ways to prevent social exclusion

Bennion urges West Midlands business to bid for Regional Growth Fund millions

West Midlands MEP Phil Bennion has called on businesses in the region to move fast to bid for a share of the fourth round of the Regional Growth Fund, launched by Lib Dem leader and Deputy PM Nick Clegg today.

The scheme has already helped to create and safeguard nearly 100,000 jobs in the West Midlands, more than any other UK region

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