Conference vote backing Clegg is right for economy and jobs - Bennion

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

Thalidomide survivors deserve proper compensation: MEP backs campaign

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

Groundwork’s training of young people ‘inspiring and effective’

Phillip Bennion MEP has praised the ‘inspiring and effective’ training and environmental projects with young people run by Groundwork West Midlands after a visit to the charity’s HQ in Tipton.

On Friday September 6th, the Black Country Lib Dem MEP met regional director Jon Cotgreave and staff involved with a range of projects helping young people, some from very challenging backgrounds, to gain skills and confidence to join the labour market

Victory looms for Lib Dem bid to scrap mobile phone roaming rip-off

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

MEP supports Morgan Cars' call to vary EU Directive for 3 wheelers

After a visit to the Morgan Motor Company in Malvern, Lib Dem Euro MP Phil Bennion has written a strongly worded letter to the Transport Secretary urging him to implement part of an EU Directive that could affect future trade and production of the Morgan 3 Wheeler.

Under the EU Driving Licences Directive (Directive 2012/36/EC amending the third Directive on driving licences 2006/126/EC), the Morgan 3 Wheeler is classed as a motorbike under the scope of legislation which came into force in January this year

JLR jobs bonanza highlights benefit of getting EU legislation right

Jaguar Land Rover's announcement of 1,700 new jobs for Solihull and a £1500 million investment in aluminium-based production for future cars highlights the importance of getting EU legislation right, says Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion.

JLR's shift to a hi-tech all-aluminium vehicle architecture follows a long-running campaign by Lib Dem MEPs to amend the EU's Electro-Magnetic Fields Directive

Upsurge in Kashmir violence should not stop dialogue on path to peace

Recent outbreaks of violence in Kashmir should not be an excuse to end dialogue between India and Pakistan on ways to kickstart a peace process, says Phil Bennion MEP.

Speaking at the European Parliament in Brussels, which is back in session this week, Dr Bennion said that recent violence in the disputed territory continued to be a focus of concern for friends of Kashmir in the EU and globally

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