What has Chris Davies MEP done for West Cumbria?

Here’s just a quick insight into some of Chris’ work for West Cumbria in the last 18 months.

Chris Davies MEP in Cockermouth – November 2012

Chris and Rebecca

Chris Davies MEP with Rebecca Hanson, a West Cumbrian campaigner on education policy who he has supported and inspired.

In November 2012 Chris Davies MEP ran a major event on environmental issues in Cockermouth. Key people from many organisations with responsibility for our environment attended together with secondary school students from across West Cumbria.

Chris listened to local experts who told them about how they’d like environmental policy to develop in coming years.  Chris’ work on reform to the fisheries policy was top of the agenda as it will impact positively on many local businesses.

Here is a link to a Times & Star picture of Chris chatting to Cockermouth School students taken at the event.

Chris Davies MEP in West Cumbria at the National Nuclear Laboratory: August 2013

Chris visited the National Nuclear Laboratory to better understand their needs, included their desire to be able to attend more European committees so they can take advantage of these expert knowledge bases.  Chris and the Liberal Democrats support the next generation of Nuclear Power due to the substantial threat to climate change posed by the alternatives.


Chris Davies MEP with West Cumbrian Liberal Democrats and Directors at the National Nuclear Laboratory.

Chris Davies MEP in Keswick: November 2013

Chris accepted an invitation to meet students at Keswick School.   The report by Heather Dempsey (a current Keswick School student who met Chris) can be found here.

Keswick mountain rescue have encouraged Chris to campaign for European tax laws to be reformed so that they are taxed as an emergency service.  Chris’ campaign for this reform has recently been successful.

Chris also met with representatives of Sustainable Keswick.


Chris Davies MEP with Phill Roberts (Chair of West Cumbria Liberal Democrats) and Keswick Mountain Rescue

Chris Davies MEP in West Cumbria at Energus and Sealy Beds in West Cumbria: March 2014

Key people at Energus were concerned about the potentially damaging effects of Conservative proposals to change the funding of apprenticeships.  They are now working with Liberal Democrat MPs to constructively challenge these reforms.

At Sealy Chris discussed the European policies which are helping the campaign against counterfeit goods which undermine reputable brands such as Sealy.


Chris Davies MEP with directors of Sealy UK.

Chris covers the whole of the North West of England.  West Cumbria is just one third of one county.  He works this hard everywhere.  He also attends over 90% of sessions in the European Parliament.

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