In the 2014 European Elections, GMB was delighted to see an increase in the number of Labour MEPs (a good number of whom are GMB members), but the bad news is that UKIP is now the largest UK party in the European Parliament. This party is no friend to trade unions. If you don't know what their policies are on public services, employment rights, equal opportunities and trade union freedoms, you might want to take a look.
To find out more about your local Labour MEPs and how to get them involved in the work of your local branch and workplace, click on your region on the map below...
Glenis Willmott – Labour Leader in Europe (East Midlands)
Judith Kirton-Darling (North East)
Paul Brannen (North East)
Richard Corbett (Yorkshire and Humber)
David Martin (Scotland)
Lucy Anderson (London)
Seb Dance (London)
Afzal Khan (North West)
Clare Moody (South West)Watch our GMB MEPs' video greeting for GMB Congress 2015 here.
The European Parliamentary Labour Party brings together Labour MEPs as Labour's voice in Europe. Their website address is: http://www.eurolabour.org.uk/
Some other useful websites:
Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament: http://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/
Party of European Socialists (PES): http://www.pes.eu/
Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation (TULO): http://www.unionstogether.org.uk/
- The London region comprises the 74 Westminster parliamentary constituencies in the Greater London area, stretching out as far as Harrow, Kingston upon Thames, Sutton and Cheam, Croydon, Bromley, Hornchurch and Enfield.
- Residents of Gibraltar vote in the South West region (since June 2004).