Let Britain Decide (1st April 2014)

West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre has again called for a referendum to decide on Britain’s future relationship with Europe. Speaking at a meeting at the Conservative Club in Ross-on-Wye organised by members of the Archenfield Branch of the local Conservative Association, Miss McIntyre also spoke of her role as a member of the European Parliament and particularly focussed on her work on the Employment and Agriculture Committees. “Earlier this month the European Parliament adopted a major report I have written examining ways to support the horticulture industry and to help it develop. “Horticulture...


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Unemployment down in every part of West Midlands (19th March 2014)

The Conservative Employment spokesman in Europe and West Midlands MEP, Anthea McIntyre, has welcomed today’s unemployment figures which show a fall nationally and in every one of the 59 parliamentary constituencies in the West Midlands. Commenting on the latest drop of 63,000 in the total number of people out of work, Miss McIntyre said:  “It is great news that unemployment continues to fall month after month.  I am especially pleased that youth unemployment is also continuing to fall and that there are more people in work now than ever before.” She continued:...


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Parliament backs Conservative plan for real growth (12th March 2014)

A British MEP's detailed plan to unleash the potential of the horticulture sector as a major force in farming and food security was approved by the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday (11th March). Anthea McIntyre's blueprint covers a package of measures to make horticulture more efficient, more hi-tech and less dependent on pesticides and fertiliser. At the same time she believes the sector can provide much-needed jobs in a dynamic and innovative environment for young people seeking jobs in the countryside and semi-rural areas. Horticulture and market gardens account for only 3%...


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MEP backs our farmers (26th February 2014)

Speaking at the NFU Conference in Birmingham, Anthea McIntyre MEP, praised the British farming industry for its resilience, adaptability and massive contribution to the UK economy. “Farming is a growth industry that has weathered the recession, responded to changes in consumer tastes, harnessed technological developments and produces affordable, high-quality foodstuffs whilst protecting and enhancing the countryside.” said Miss McIntyre. “I am particularly pleased that the industry has given my report, “The future of Europe’s horticulture sector – strategies for growth”, such a warm and positive welcome.  The report, the first of its...


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Employment up again, unemployment continues to fall (20th February 2014)

The latest figures showing that the number of people in employment as reached another all-time high and that unemployment continues to fall have been welcomed by West Midlands MEP and Conservative Employment Spokesman, Anthea McIntyre. “These figures show that the Government’s long-term economic plan is working and today there are 36,000 more people at work in the West Midlands than three months ago – that is great news for each of those individuals and their families.” said Miss McIntyre. “I am particularly pleased to see that 48,000 young people started work in...


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