Clare Moody

MEP for the South West and Gibraltar

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The recent findings by the Women’s Budget Group and the Fawcett Society, in the report titled  ‘Exploring the economic impact of Brexit on women’, highlights in stark detail how Brexit will adversely affect women as workers, consumers and as users of public services.  This was the first independent report on the economic impact of Brexit on women and it makes grim reading. 

Brexit turns back the clock on gender equality

The recent findings by the Women’s Budget Group and the Fawcett Society, in the report titled  ‘Exploring the economic impact of Brexit on women’, highlights in stark detail how Brexit... Read more

Shortage of workers is already affecting every sector in Gloucestershire, from social care to farming and food production, delegates heard at a key event to discuss the impact of Brexit on the county and beyond.

Business representatives, politicians and farmers attended the Gloucestershire Brexit Summit earlier this month at Forest Green Rovers Football Club, hosted by David Drew MP for Stroud and Clare Moody MEP for the South West and Gibraltar.

Delegates spoke of how Brexit is already having an impact and looked at ways to plan for the future.

Gloucestershire Brexit Summit

Shortage of workers is already affecting every sector in Gloucestershire, from social care to farming and food production, delegates heard at a key event to discuss the impact of Brexit... Read more

The World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings are stark.

It will take 217 years for disparities in the pay and employment opportunities of men and women to end. 217 years may seem like an impossible gap to reduce but with the recent increase in global activism for women's equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp - there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity. In light of this momentum, the campaign theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress.

International Women's Day 2018

The World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings are stark. It will take 217 years for disparities in the pay and employment opportunities of men and women to... Read more

Brexit and constituency update

A new year often brings a fresh look at life and work. When the result of the referendum was announced, I took it upon myself to go around the South West to see how we can make the best of the outcome that we now face. In the time since, I’ve met with hundreds of people and businesses from all around the region, trying to find ways to make the best of Brexit.  This period of reflection has left me with one conclusion: any Brexit harms our region and our country, and as an elected representative for millions of people, I cannot support something that I know will be detrimental, disadvantageous and downright damaging to the people as a Labour politician I came into politics to represent.

February 2018 newsletter

Brexit and constituency update A new year often brings a fresh look at life and work. When the result of the referendum was announced, I took it upon myself to... Read more

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I’ve spent some time recently reflecting on the proud political traditions of my home city of Plymouth. Plymouth is a city with a proud, diverse and radical political history. It is the city of Michael Foot, of David Owen, and of Lady Nancy Astor, the first female MP to take her seat in 1919.

Guest post: Charlotte Holloway on Lucy Middleton MP

I’ve spent some time recently reflecting on the proud political traditions of my home city of Plymouth. Plymouth is a city with a proud, diverse and radical political history. It... Read more

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This week is the centenary of the first granting of votes to British women. I hope this week everyone finds the time to reflect, even if just for 30 seconds, on 100 years of women’s suffrage. There have been many great articles written and this centenary is an important reminder of our shared history.

Guest blog: Fran Boait on women's suffrage

This week is the centenary of the first granting of votes to British women. I hope this week everyone finds the time to reflect, even if just for 30 seconds,... Read more

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In the week where we are celebrating the first women winning the right to vote, I've asked some Labour women in the South West to write about women and politics. Sarah Church, Labour's Parliamentary candidate for South Swindon, has written a profile of one of Labour's Parliamentary pioneers:

Guest blog: Sarah Church on Dorothy Jewson

In the week where we are celebrating the first women winning the right to vote, I've asked some Labour women in the South West to write about women and politics.... Read more

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Today women in the UK are celebrating the centenary of our first step towards universal suffrage. After many years of heroic campaigning, women over 30 who met certain criteria were at last given the right to vote in General Elections in the UK. Of course, it was not until 1928 that we were able to vote on the same terms as men. The UK was certainly not a trail blazing democracy in this regard as New Zealand gave women the vote in 1893, and the Republic of Georgia introduced equal suffrage in 1918 but at least we were well ahead of Switzerland (1971) and Portugal (1976).

Celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage

Today women in the UK are celebrating the centenary of our first step towards universal suffrage. After many years of heroic campaigning, women over 30 who met certain criteria were... Read more

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This week, the European Commission published its Plastics Strategy.
I welcome the Commission’s strategy to reduce plastic waste and I am glad to see the Commission recognising the need to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. But we must push for more ambitious proposals for action.
 
While the Commission's objective to make all plastic material reusable and recyclable by 2030 is positive we need more action, for example with theintroduction of minimum recycled content standards for new products coming onto the European market and take firmer action on banning micro-plastics.
 
The Commission must commit to extend eco-design to the resource efficiency requirements and it is essential to bring forward ambitious legislation to drastically reduce the consumption of single-use plastic items within this Commission’s term.

Clare tentatively welcomes Plastics Strategy

This week, the European Commission published its Plastics Strategy. I welcome the Commission’s strategy to reduce plastic waste and I am glad to see the Commission recognising the need to tackle...

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Labour politicians from across the West are calling on the UK Government to commission and publish economic assessments of how Brexit will affect the West of England now. 

Government must consider impact of Brexit on the West of England, and do so now, warn Labour politicians

Labour politicians from across the West are calling on the UK Government to commission and publish economic assessments of how Brexit will affect the West of England now.  Read more

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