Round up of Constituency Week

26 February 2015

Constituency week allows our MEPs to get out and about across the North East while the Parliament isn't sitting. They criss-crossed the region meeting people and organisations from Alnwick to Loftus.

During the week Jude and Paul wrote an article for the Northern Echo on how the North East gets a good deal from the EU

They commented on figures showing that the UK gets a better deal from Brussels than it does from Westminster

The Chamber of Commerce released figures showing that North East businesses back membership of the EU  

After a tour of the Nissan plant Jude and Paul collected two LEAFs cars which they used over the following week to criss-cross the North East.

Then they visited Newcastle International Airport. They were able to learn about the inner workings of the airport which they use regularly to travel between the North East and the European Parliament.

Paul planted the first conifer in a new commercial woodland in England for five years

Jude visited Teesside University to hear about their role in plugging the skills gap.

Paul visited Linden foods to hear about meat traceability and their high welfare standards.

Jude went to Beamish to talk about their plans to attract European funding for their future development.

Jude went to Nestle at Fawdon to hear about their work to get young people into work.

Jude became patron of the CWU humanitarian aid charity

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