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MPs & Peers: Please Support Musicians Working in the EU

The Musicians’ Union (MU) and its members are asking MPs and Peers from all parties to sign up to the following pledge to protect performers’ careers.

Most professional musicians and performers rely on touring and travelling for their careers and gigs are often organised at short notice.

As some performers can be working in several different European countries over the course of a few days, the possible introduction of work permissions and/or visas for British musicians touring and working in Europe could be extremely detrimental.

Our preferred option would be reciprocal free movement for musicians and performers across the EU's 27 member states, in the form of an exemption from visa rules for performers. 

Pledge

I pledge to support professional musicians and performers in my constituency, and to do all that I can to ensure they can continue to be able to travel easily across Europe post-Brexit for time-limited activities such as touring and performing with minimum administrative burdens.

How to sign the pledge

If you are an MP or Peer who would like to sign the pledge, please email Isabelle Gutierrez (MU Head of Government Relations & Public Affairs) at isabelle.gutierrez@theMU.org.

MPs who have already signed the pledge

Mike Amesbury
Hilary Benn
Tracy Brabin
Kevin Brennan
Deirdre Brock
Fiona Bruce
Vince Cable
Bambos Charalambous
Ann Coffey
Rosie Cooper
Stella Creasy
Jim Cunningham
Wayne David
Thangam Debbonaire
Stephen Doughty
David Drew
Susan Elan Jones
Julie Elliott
Louise Ellman
Vicky Foxcroft
Paul Flynn
Gill Furniss
Mike Gapes
Patricia Gibson
Roger Godsiff
Patrick Grady
Kate Green
John Grogan
Louise Haigh
David Hanson
Fabian Hamilton
Harriet Harman
George Howarth
Rupa Huq
Mike Kane
Stephen Lloyd
Rachael Maskell
Kerry McCarthy
Stuart McDonald
Alison McGovern
Catherine McKinnell
Anna McMorrin
Carol Monaghan
Stephen Morgan
Brendan O’Hara
Teresa Pearce
Jess Phillips
Steve Pound
Liz Saville Roberts
Geoffrey Robinson
Tommy Sheppard
Andy Slaughter
Angela Smith
Cat Smith
Owen Smith
Karin Smyth
Alex Sobel
John Spellar
Jo Stevens
Alison Thewliss
Chuka Umunna
Valerie Vaz
Tom Watson
Hywel Williams
Daniel Zeichner

Peers who have already signed the pledge

Baroness Bakewell
Baroness Bonham Carter
Earl of Clancarty
Lord Clement Jones
Baroness Corston
Lord Collins
Lord Dholakia
Baroness Donaghy
Lord Filkin
Baroness Gould
Lord Hughes of Woodside
Lord Judd
Baroness Kennedy
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Lord Lipsey
Baroness Lister
Baroness Morris
Baroness Ramsay
Baroness Royall
Baroness Thornton
Lord Triesman
Lord Watts
Lord Wood of Anfield


Published: 02/06/2017
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