Lib Dem MEPs honoured in 2012 Parliament Magazine Awards

Lib Dem MEP for Yorkshire & The Humber, Edward McMillan-Scott MEP and a Vice-President of the European Parliament, was last week presented with the “Outstanding Achievement” award in the MEP 2012 awards by the Parliament magazine, primarily in recognition of in recognition of his achievements in highlighting the costs and difficulties of the European Parliament’s treaty obligation to travel from Brussels to Strasbourg for plenary sessions. He said:
 
“This is a great boost to the Single Seat campaign which has really taken off with a two-to-one majority of MEPs now voting that way. They are concerned about the extra costs of our monthly treks to Strasbourg, at least €180 million and 19,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. We know our constituents are suffering in the recession and this is indefensible now more than ever. Single Seat, chaired by myself and my colleague Alexander Alvaro MEP (Germany FDP), is grateful to its cross-party steering group of MEPs and the pro bono support of international lawyers Sidley Austin LLP and communications experts Burson-Marsteller.”
 
Senior Liberal Democrat MEP Sharon Bowles was also honoured last night for her chairmanship of the powerful Economic and Monetary Affairs committee. She said:
 
“Chairing the ECON Committee is a challenging and all-consuming job, but it is also extremely satisfying when you see what has been achieved in the area of financial regulation and macro-economic rules over the past few years. I would like to thank my fellow Members of the Committee for their dedication, and those who have put their confidence in me – not just for the award tonight, but for the good cooperation that has paid dividends in our legislative achievements.”

For further information on the Single Seat campaign please contact: [email protected]

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  • “Lib Dem MEP for Yorkshire & The Humber, Edward McMillan-Scott MEP and a Vice-President of the European Parliament, was last week presented with the “Outstanding Achievement” award in the MEP 2012 awards by the Parliament magazine, primarily in recognition of in recognition of his achievements in highlighting the costs and difficulties of the European Parliament’s treaty obligation to travel from Brussels to Strasbourg for plenary sessions. He said”

    I’m a constituent of Ed’s and member in his region and I’d never heard of what he was doing on this!

  • It was, if anything, a criticism of what criteria the Parliament magazine is judging campaigns by. Ed writes to members in Yorks & the Humber pretty regularly (as does our other MEP – hmmm wonder why that might be 🙂 so I thought I’d have picked it up through that.

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