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Catherine at Johnston Sweepers

Thank you for visiting my website. I am the Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for South East England.

On this website you can find information about my work fighting for jobs for the people of South East England, campaigning against the horrendous crime of trafficking, and protecting our environment.

If there are issues I can help you with please get in touch.

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Recent updates

  • Open Your Eyes
    Article: Sep 30, 2014

    The National Crime Agency have released a report today (30/9) which shows that the number of people trafficked to be exploited in the UK has grown to more than 2,700.

    Commenting on the report, Liberal Democrat MEP and anti-trafficking campaigner, Catherine Bearder, said that this reminds us all to be aware of the signs of trafficking and exploitation and to open our eyes.

  • Turtle Dove (BirdLife Malta)
    Article: Sep 29, 2014

    Karmenu Vella, the candidate to be the EU's next Environment Commissioner, was faced with tough questions from MEPs today over what he will do to address the massacre of wild birds in his country of Malta, while TV presenter and environmental campaigner Chris Packham said EU rules on the protection of birds must be "defended at all costs."

  • Freelancers' petition attracts 7,000 signatures
    Article: Sep 25, 2014

    New freelancers' movement delivers manifesto and 7000 signatures to European Parliament.

    Catherine Bearder MEP met with members of the European Freelancers' Movement today, who handed over supporters' signatures and delivered a Manifesto raising a strong voice in support of independent and self-employed workers.

  • Open Your Eyes
    Article: Sep 25, 2014

    Operation Archimedes, the EU's biggest-ever coordinated crackdown on organised crime, has led to 1027 people arrested and 30 child trafficking victims being saved.

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said "This is tremendous work by a whole team of people, we should be very proud of the work they have done and very happy that vulnerable children are now safe tonight."

  • Ameeta and Aneeta Kumar
    Article: Sep 24, 2014

    Two Reading sisters came third in the EU Young Scientist of the Year award.

    Out of 116 finalists Aneeta and Ameeta Kumar, who attended the Abbey School, battled it out to come third in the competition, which has run for 26 years.

    Their project focuses on improving the early diagnosis of cancer and won the UK Young Scientist accolade this year and has now been picked up by an Oxford-based laboratory.

  • Carer's bonus
    Article: Sep 23, 2014

    A number of UK small and medium sized exterprises (SMEs) have been awarded 50,000 euros from a new EU research fund for small businesses.

    26 UK companies have received the funding to help them develop research to grow their projects, many of which are in the green energy and health sectors.

    Brainomix, a company based in Oxford, is using the funding to set up clinical trials across Europe to develop medical imaging software that is hoped will ensure more victims of strokes receive treatment.

  • Catherine at Johnston Sweepers
    Article: Sep 23, 2014

    British manufacturers want the UK to remain in the EU and lead in its reform, the EEF manufacturers' organisation stressed today in a new 5-point manifesto.

    Making the economic case for EU membership and extending its free market to drive jobs and growth were identified by the EEF as top priorities for the next government.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2014

    In order to achieve the growth for Europe which will benefit generations to come we need to place sustainability at its heart.

    This letter, to Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, aims to outline the need for this and the ways in which it can be done.

    Download the letter, signed by Catherine here.

  • Document: Sep 19, 2014
  • Catherine Bearder in the European Parliament
    Article: Sep 19, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MEP, Catherine Bearder, has welcomed the news that Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.

    The South East MEP is now calling for steps to be taken to renew the structure of the UK political system, ensuring Scotland is granted more devolved powers along with regions within England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


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