More Labour candidates – Labour’s MEP list for Yorkshire and Humber 2014

Leeds North West Constituency

Labour has unveiled its candidates to fight the 2014 European Elections in Yorkshire and the Humber.

They are – in order:

1. Linda MCAVAN
2. Richard CORBETT
3. Eleanor TUNNICLIFFE
4. Asghar KHAN
5. Helen MIRFIN-BOUKOURIS
6. Darren HUGHES

Two of them – Eleanor Tunnicliffe and Asghar Khan – are from Leeds. You can read more about all of them on our Page – European Elections 2014, under ‘About Us’.

Linda McAvan, Labour’s sitting Yorkshire & Humber MEP who tops the list having been reselected, said:

“I am delighted with the strong list of Labour candidates. They are a diverse group from all walks of life across Yorkshire and the Humber, and will be an asset in next year’s campaign to ensure everyone can make an informed decision about who really represents their best interests in Europe.

“Only Labour is standing up for people in this region and fighting the…

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Tax dodging, workers’ rights, Coalition diverting EU funding from Yorkshire – Linda McAvan MEP’s bulletin

Leeds North West Constituency

Highlights include

Government gives EU funding for Yorkshire to Scotland.

‘Leave our workers’ rights alone!’
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Labour MEPs send warning to ‘tax dodgers’
Linda joined with fellow Labour MEPs to vote for a package of measures that would tackle tax dodging, to stem the 850 billion pounds loss across Europe to public finances due to tax fraud and avoidance. According to HMRC figures, in the UK alone £9 billion is lost every year which could pay for the construction of more than 600 new schools or over 50 new hospitals or pay the annual salaries of over 330,000 police officers. The measures will include the creation of an EU wide black list of tax havens, and a ban on companies who are ‘dodging’ taxes from being awarded public contracts.

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