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Parliament has reopened today with the Queen's Speech outlining the Government's programme for the next Parliamentary term.

Commenting Labour MEP for the East of England Alex Mayer said:

"This is the programme of a weak and humiliated Prime Minister forced to abandon vast swathes of her Tory manifesto before she even begins. Yet she has failed to listen to the clear message from the British people that austerity needs to end and we want investment in our NHS and schools.

“Queen's Speech Shows Weak And Unstable Government Unfit For Brexit Talks” Says Alex Mayer MEP

Parliament has reopened today with the Queen's Speech outlining the Government's programme for the next Parliamentary term. Commenting Labour MEP for the East of England Alex Mayer said: "This is... Read more

Alex_Mayer_MEP_with_Martin_Cubbitt_in_the_Sizewell_B_turbine_hall.jpgNuclear powers stations, research and safety are under threat by an ill thought out Government decision, warned Suffolk MEP Alex Mayer after a visit to Sizewell B Nuclear power station to hear concerns from the industry.

When the Government published their bill to start the Brexit process, at the same time they said they planned to end Britain’s membership of Euratom.

Brexit Could Pull The Plug On UK's Nuclear Energy Industry, Warns Alex Mayer MEP

Nuclear powers stations, research and safety are under threat by an ill thought out Government decision, warned Suffolk MEP Alex Mayer after a visit to Sizewell B Nuclear power station... Read more

moreincommonimage.jpgMEP Alex Mayer took part in a number of events as part of the Great Get Together Weekend in Memory of Jo Cox.

The Great Get Together is a chance for local communities to come together and celebrate all that they hold in common. The celebrations were inspired by murdered MP Jo Cox’s first speech in Parliament, where she said “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”

East of England Has #MOREINCOMMON At The Great Get Together

MEP Alex Mayer took part in a number of events as part of the Great Get Together Weekend in Memory of Jo Cox. The Great Get Together is a chance for... Read more

Almost a year on from the referendum vote, formal Brexit talks are set to begin this Monday 19th June, but East of England MEP Alex Mayer has warned of stormy times ahead and urged the Prime Minister to wake up and smell the coffee. 

Fears of bad Brexit as Tory ministers head to Brussels

Almost a year on from the referendum vote, formal Brexit talks are set to begin this Monday 19th June, but East of England MEP Alex Mayer has warned of stormy... Read more

The cost of making calls, texting, and getting online when on holiday abroad has just dropped after Europe challenged mobile operators making rip off charges to their customers. 

Jet Setters Joy At New Free Roaming Rules

The cost of making calls, texting, and getting online when on holiday abroad has just dropped after Europe challenged mobile operators making rip off charges to their customers.  Read more

Following the terror attack on London Bridge Alex Mayer MEP commented "Today we hear terrible news yet again, this time from London. My thoughts are with the victims, and the members of the emergency services who we all rely on in these times."

London Bridge Terror incident

Following the terror attack on London Bridge Alex Mayer MEP commented "Today we hear terrible news yet again, this time from London. My thoughts are with the victims, and the... Read more

A Great Yarmouth campaign group, which gives a voice to women who have lost out because of changes in pension law, met their MEP as part in a national day of action.

Members of the town’s Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) were making a buzz about their cause and invited Alex Mayer MEP and Labour Parliamentary candidate Mike Smith-Claire to sign their pledge

The aim of WASPI is to achieve fair transitional arrangements for women born in the 1950s, for whom the state pension age has been raised twice, from 60 to 66 by 2020.

Group leader Debbie de Spon explained to the MEP how despite the first change in the law happening back in 1995, it took fourteen years for affected women to be contacted. During this wasted time, plans could have been made.

Alex Mayer MEP said: "I am pleased to join WASPI campaigners today and highlight the unfair way in which pension ages are being equalised. The Coalition Government’s decision to move the goalposts, by bringing the equalisation of the state pension age forward by a further two years to 2018, was plain wrong."

MEP joins Great Yarmouth WASPI women stung by pension changes

A Great Yarmouth campaign group, which gives a voice to women who have lost out because of changes in pension law, met their MEP as part in a national day...

Following the bomb attack on a concert in Manchester Alex Mayer MEP said "This is terrible news from Manchester.  My thoughts are with everyone affected and our emergency services who we all rely on at times like this."

Manchester Terror incident

Following the bomb attack on a concert in Manchester Alex Mayer MEP said "This is terrible news from Manchester.  My thoughts are with everyone affected and our emergency services who... Read more

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MEPs have sent a clear message to Hungary's authoritarian leader Viktor Orbán as they voted to start serious legal procedures against the Hungarian government.

Cambridge campaigners recently held a rally protesting against a new higher education law which they say could force the Central European University in Hungary to shut down.

MEPs Vote To Censure Hungary After Attack On University Freedom

MEPs have sent a clear message to Hungary's authoritarian leader Viktor Orbán as they voted to start serious legal procedures against the Hungarian government. Cambridge campaigners recently held a rally... Read more

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Local Labour MEP Alex Mayer visited Sudbury on 22nd April 2017 to support candidates in the Suffolk County Council elections and throw her support behind Sudbury Labour's campaign for the local fire service.

Alex Mayer MEP supports Sudbury Labour Fire Service Campaign

Local Labour MEP Alex Mayer visited Sudbury on 22nd April 2017 to support candidates in the Suffolk County Council elections and throw her support behind Sudbury Labour's campaign for the... Read more

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