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1 Mar 2016: Time for free trade with Australia and New Zealand

The long-overdue need for a free trade agreement with Australia was one of the issues during the 37th EU Australia Parliamentary Delegation last month.Jacqueline, as Vice President of the Australia/New Zealand Parliamentary Delegation, met with Parliamentarians and Government Ministers to discuss the need for more trade as well as foreign affairs and defence issues. 

15 Feb 2016: Review of the Cheshire & Wirral Area Conference

Almost 200 members from across Cheshire and Wirral attended this year's Area Conference.  Held in Chester, the Guest Speaker at this, the fourth conference, was the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. Jacqueline was joined by MPs from across the area, Police & Crime Commissioner candidates, council group leaders and activists from all 15 local associations and further afield.

19 Dec 2015: Winter Newsletter out now

Jacqueline's latest newsletter for the North West is out now! The lead story is a review of the General Election in May, with gains in Cheadle, Hazel Grove and Bolton West.Other articles cover the growth of the Mersey maritime industry and visits to Brussels by North West CF and the University of Chester.  Click on the links below for your copy.

11 Dec 2015: Foster addresses major EU transport summit

The Deputy Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, Jacqueline Foster MEP, has urged MEPs to avoid becoming too focused on employment and environment issues when examining transport legislation. Mrs Foster made the comments during her high-level keynote speech to the annual summit of UK Transport in Europe (UKTiE), the Brussels trade association of the UK transport industry, of which she is the patron.

28 Oct 2015: Conservatives vote to stop taxpayer-funded subsidy for Spanish bullfighting

As part of today's vote on the EU's budget for 2016, Conservative MEPs have voted in favour of an amendment to end taxpayer subsidies for Spanish bullfighting. The amendment, which has cross-party support, aims to stop EU funds being released from the Common Agricultural Policy for the controversial blood sport. British Conservative MEP Jacqueline Foster, the Vice-President of the Parliamentary Intergroup on Animal Welfare commented: "The torture of animals for entertainment purposes is a barbaric practice."