Action on Stroke Month: EU can boost best practice research in stroke care

Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion is backing efforts by health campaigners to highlight best practice in dealing with strokes in May, which has been designated Action on Stroke month.

The MEP is supporting the campaign by the Stroke Association to spread awareness of the early signs of stroke and this year's particular focus on highlighting the emotional impact a stroke can have on stroke survivors, their carers and families

Bennion fights plan to restrict e-cigarettes as medicines

Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion is fighting a bid to introduce new controls to restrict the availability and strength of e-cigarettes.

The West Midlands region Euro MP says he has had many letters from constituents claiming that e-cigarettes have helped them to stop smoking tobacco

Bennion praises ‘inspirational’ HMP Featherstone scheme to train offenders for work

Phil Bennion has praised the ‘inspirational and effective’ work at HMP Featherstone to prepare offenders nearing their release date for employment instead of crime.

The Lib Dem MEP, a member of the European Parliament's Employment and Social Affairs Committee, made his comments after visiting the prison near Wolverhampton to see at first-hand the work carried out by prisoners as they prepare to get a job and for life after prison

Budget: 220,000 low earners lifted out of income tax is boost for West Midlands region

Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion has hailed budget news that another 220,000 people will be taken out of income tax and changes to help business as a much needed boost for our region.

Phil Bennion said:"There is a clear Lib Dem stamp on this budget - help for business and tax cuts for the low paid

Chancellor must back Greater Birmingham Project's historic devolution bid - Bennion

The Chancellor must listen to the all-party team backing Michael Heseltine's historic blueprint in the Greater Birmingham Project and give the green light to a devolved 'single pot' for up to £70 billion in regeneration cash, says Phil Bennion MEP.

The West Midlands Euro MP was the only Lib Dem member of the Steering Group who has been working with Lord Heseltine on the pilot project to transform the role of Local Enterprise Partnerships since January

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