Lead Not Leave: Catherine Bearder MEP chairs Lib Dem Campaign to stay in Europe

By voting to remain in the EU we can secure Britain’s position as a world power and build on our role as a beacon of hope, freedom, tolerance and prosperity. Read more

EU Court confirms UK can restrict child benefits and tax credits in “victory for Britain”

EU Court confirms UK can restrict child benefits and tax credits in “victory for Britain”

In a landmark judgement, the EU’s top court today confirmed the UK can restrict child benefit and child tax credit for arrivals from the EU using a “right to reside test.”

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MEPs For Wildlife Letter: Ban on domestic rhino horn trade

MEPs For Wildlife Letter: Ban on domestic rhino horn trade

MEPs For Wildlife have sent a letter to President Zuma calling for immediate action to prevent further poaching of South African rhinos.

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In the EU we can put illegal wildlife traffickers behind bars

In the EU we can put illegal wildlife traffickers behind bars

A report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has revealed that the illegal wildlife trafficking is now a major global organised crime.

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Children reported as victims of human trafficking across South East

Children reported as victims of human trafficking across South East

The National Crime Agency has published figures showing there were 62 children reported as victims of human trafficking in South East England during 2015.

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WHO report: Southampton, Oxford and Eastbourne among UK's most polluted cities

WHO report: Southampton, Oxford and Eastbourne among UK's most polluted cities

Southampton, Oxford and Eastbourne have been named as one of the most polluted cities in the UK in a report published today by the World Health Organisation.

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340 MEPs back EU ban on microplastics in cosmetics

340 MEPs back EU ban on microplastics in cosmetics

Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has stressed that there is now strong support across the EU to ban microplastic pollution in cosmetic products that are doing immense damage to the world's oceans, ahead of a key meeting this afternoon. At 4pm today the House of Commons Audit Committee will ...

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About Catherine

Catherine is known all over the south east region as a passionate campaigner and hard-working activist. A former local government councillor and development officer in major national charities, she has a long record of fighting for local people and the issues that concern them. Read more