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Let Britain decide says MEP

West Midlands Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre has again called for a referendum to decide on Britain’s future relationship with Europe.

Harbour backs Birmingham platers in Brussels

West Midlands MEP Malcolm Harbour was a key participant in a Brussels meeting to discuss future EU regulations affecting the surface finishing industry. It was lead by David Elliot, CEO of the Birmingham based trade body for the sector.

MEP scoops prestigious Award

Malcolm Harbour, West Midlands Conservative MEP has been voted Internal Market MEP of 2014 by his fellow MEPs. He was cited for his role as Chairman of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee over the last five years.

MEP checks in to Coventry flight simulator

Conservative MEP for Coventry and Warwickshire, Philip Bradbourn, dropped into visit a flight simulator facility near Coventry Airport and took the opportunity to explore a simulator for himself.

Unemployment down in every part of West Midlands

The Conservative Employment spokesman in Europe and West Midlands MEP, Anthea McIntyre, has welcomed the latest unemployment figures which show a fall nationally and in every one of the 59 parliamentary constituencies in the West Midlands.

MEP backs Land Rover as business thrives

West Midlands Conservative MEP, Philip Bradbourn, has visited Land Rover’s production plant in Solihull and hailed it as a success story. In recent years the once threatened factory has gone from strength to strength as successful new models have driven up exports and created jobs throughout the local supply chain.

Holidaymakers set for greater peace of mind following European Parliament vote

The law on package holidays was last set in 1990 - during the days when package holidays were booked at the travel agents, with holidaymakers browsing through brochures. Today, most holidays are booked online with greater customisation of packages, either through one trader or several linked websites. Existing rules are not clear on what protection is available for holidaymakers, often leaving both traders and travellers in the dark when something goes wrong. However, the legislation adopted by MEPs today will bring the directive in line with the internet age to provide greater protection for the 120 million people who buy customised travel packages.