European News

North West jobs at risk after Lab/Lib/UKIP vote

Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP MEPs have threatened thousands of British jobs at Airbus and across the North West by voting to continue forcing non-European airlines to pay an 'Emissions Levy' whenever they fly to or from the EU, North West MEP Jacqueline Foster, has warned.

Foster backs small business in EU battle

Following her recent meeting with the Federation of Small Businesses, Jacqueline Foster MEP has pledged to maintain pressure on the EU to 'wake up and smell the coffee' when drafting legislation.

European candidates selected for 2014

The Conservative Party in the North of England is pleased to announce that the Prospective Conservative Candidates for the European Parliamentary Elections in May 2014 have now been selected. Read more for the full list.

CPF Addresses MEP Delegation in Brussels

On Tuesday 4 December Fiona Hodgson, CPF Vice-Chairman, and I were invited to visit the European Parliament. The purpose of our trip was to brief our MEPs on progress to date with establishing a national CPF programme together with giving advance notice of our European discussion paper, which will be released on 14 January.

More Good News for the North West Car Industry

There was more good news for the North West's car industry today as Vauxhall Motors announced that the Ellesmere Port plant will build the next generation Astra.  More than 2,000 jobs have been secured and 700 new jobs will be created at the plant while a further 3,000 jobs are expected to be created in the supply chain. Conservative Transport Spokesman and local MEP, Jacqueline Foster, said: "This is more good news for our car industry and for the people who work at Ellesmere Port and their families. Ellesmere Port is 'the home of the Astra' and today's decision is a massive vote of confidence in the workforce."

Safeguarding British interests

Prime Minister David Cameron has today spoken of his decision to veto a new European treaty following a round of discussions with European leaders in Brussels.