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Leading Friends of Sri Lanka in the European Parliament welcome new Foreign Minister Samaraweera

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With sixth-formers from Westcliff High School for Girls

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Prime Minister Modi of India

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Visiting Germany-based 7 Armoured Brigade

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With NFU President Meurig Raymond in Brussels

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South Suffolk Question time introducing Conservative candidate James Cartlidge

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Local sympathy for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks

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Liam Fox MP speaks on ‘EU Reform from a British Perspective’

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Seeing the new London Gateway port in action

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Campaining in Edinburgh to help save the United Kingdom - 24 hours to go.

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Jean-Claude Juncker, controversial Commission President nominee, faces the ECR’s hostile questions

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Bishop’s Stortford butchers Matthew Lloyd and Ben Partridge supporting Conservative candidates

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Local Conservative MEPs and Ipswich MP meet PCCs, senior NCA, and police to discuss migrant crime

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Following my briefing of farmers from East Anglia on their visit to Brussels on 13 November

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With Conservative Association officers from the East of England, in the European Parliament

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With Sixth Formers from Saffron Walden County High School

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With Conservative Councillors at Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire after policy dicussion with visits

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Visiting Southwold Harbour regeneration project

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Visiting Tornado Aircrew at RAF Marham

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Visiting Essex firefighters during campaign opposing the Working Time Directive

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Geoffrey hosting Saffron Walden County High School’s visit to the European Parliament

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Promoting Trade with India, with Ratan Tata at the Vibrant Gujarat Investment Summit

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Supporting Basildon Council - with Council Leader Leader Tony Ball at Dale Farm

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Supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance

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Geoffrey with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall - Saving our fish with the ‘Fish Fight’

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"I didn't become an MEP in order to promote the EU - I want us to govern our own country. I go to Brussels to speak up for British interests and the people of the East of England. My priorities are the prosperity and security of the United Kingdom."Geoffrey Van Orden MEP - everyday

Current Issues

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    After an intensive and well-conducted election with strong participation from all regions of the country, albeit with some outbursts of violence, the Sri Lankan people have given victory to Maithripala Sirisena, the surprise challenger to the incumbent Mahindra Rajapaksa.
    On behalf of the Friends of Sri Lanka in the European Parliament, Geoffrey Van Orden commented:

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  • Key role in European Parliament for Van Orden

    Local Conservative MEP Geoffrey Van Orden MEP was today elected Chairman of the key Parliamentary Delegation for Relations with India. This comes at an important moment as the strategic and trade relationship assumes increasing importance, especially for the UK, but also for other European countries.

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  • Douglas Carswell’s defection will merely help Labour back into power

    Douglas Carswell has been an excellent constituency MP and original political thinker. Over the years I have been most supportive of him as he overcame local divisions and helped rebuild a strong Clacton Conservative Association while maintaining a very outspoken and often independent line on many issues.

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