Giving my maiden speech in plenary at the European Parliament, I addressed the Clean Air debate. Air pollution directly causes both chronic and serious diseases such as asthma, cardiovascular problems and lung cancer. Ill health caused by air pollution costs the economy billions in lost working days. Causing 400,000 premature deaths per year in Europe … Continue reading Dirty Air Knows No Borders
The Education Select Committee report, published today, calls on the Government to commit to a 10-year, multi-billion cash injection for schools and colleges. Sitting on the Education and Culture committee, I have been horrified over the past few years by the way that the Conservative government has cut funding for schools and colleges to the … Continue reading Demand better for education
The election of the first female European Commission President is good news for Europe and the UK. Voting itself was a highly democratic process, and we had the opportunity of meeting Mrs von der Leyen to discuss various points of note with her. What I took away from these meetings is that she is listening. Her commitments on climate change, fighting tax evasion, social justice and an extension to Article 50 are all promising. Hearing her promise to … Continue reading Election of the first female European Commission President.
At the start of the week I travelled back to Brussels for the start of our legislative and committee work. For me, that means a focus on education and culture, specifically life-long learning, STEAM subjects, and the Creative Europe funding scheme, which is important for all of our creative industries here in the UK. I … Continue reading Busy in Brussels and Berkshire -MEP Life – week 3
This week has been momentous, with my time having been spent in Strasbourg for the opening of the European Parliament, voting for the president, finalising our committees, and continuing to find my feet as an MEP. Monday was a day of travelling and emails as I made my way from the UK over to Strasbourg … Continue reading The European Parliament is open for business! -MEP Life week 2
Newly elected Liberal Democrat MEP Judith Bunting, has today signed a letter to the Japanese Ambassador to the European Union, expressing her deep disappointment and revulsion at his Government’s decision to return to commercial whaling this month. The entire LDEPP group has co-signed the letter demanding a reversal of this decision, which follows on from … Continue reading Judith joins calls to halt Japanese commercial whaling
In the South East, your local Liberal Democrat MEPs are part of the following European Parliamentary committees: Catherine Bearder, Leader of the Liberal Democrats European Parliamentary Party: Constitutional Affairs Committee Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee Culture and Education Committee Judith Bunting: Culture and Education Committee Industry, Research and Energy Committee Antony Hook: Civil Liberties, … Continue reading South East MEPs Committee Roles announced
With your support Remain parties, Lib Dems, Greens, SNP, Plaid and ChUK, all backers of a second referendum, polled 39.1%. No-dealers, Ukip and the Brexit Party achieved just 33.7%.
Judith Bunting, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury, Judith Bunting, welcomed Lib Dem MEP Catherine Bearder to Newbury on Monday (22nd May) to discuss the future of Newbury’s business sector, with particular reference to leaving the European Union. Richard Deal, who owns Deal Varney a property management company in Newbury and describes himself as politically … Continue reading Judith Bunting discusses Brexit and local businesses with Catherine Bearder MEP