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'Value for every last penny we put in EU'

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

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South West lead Labour candidate Clare Moody:

"The EU has a positive impact on our region – jobs, protection at work, protection for consumers, support for farmers, pollution and climate change, equal rights, relatives living and working abroad are just some of the areas where South West people benefit.

"We have employers here as a direct result of the UK's place in the European Union; in aerospace, the motor industry or the service sector.

"But Labour knows that the EU has to show it is working for people.

"That is why Labour wants an EU that provides fairness, an EU that levels the playing field against multi-nationals and tax avoiding companies and stops them undercutting good companies, an EU that tackles climate change and pollution because it is working for everyone, irrespective of national boundaries and an EU that protects and promotes consumers interests.

"Many across the South West worry about falling wages relative to cost of living. Our region is one of the worst affected for this disparity.

"We need a government that provides room for those engineering companies to invest, to provide high skill and high wage jobs to re-balance our regional economy.

"As MEP, I will ensure every last penny the South West puts into the EU, we get good value for."

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