Articles

MP's column

I am receiving an unprecedented number of emails, the majority calling on me to support or reject the Brexit withdrawal agreement. I will not pretend that I can realistically respond to every one, simply because of the sheer number.

MP's column

‘In the international interest and delivering a good Brexit’ is how the Prime Minister is promoting the draft Withdrawal Bill and declaration of our future relationship with the EU.

MP's column

This week is UK Parliament Week, the aim being to inspire an interest in parliament, politics and democracy and encourage young people and the public to engage with our democratic system and institutions.

MP's column

Many will be aware of the initiative to establish the England Coast Path.

MPs Column

A theme that crops up when discussing Brexit is what support Cornwall and Scilly can expect once EU Structural Funds are no longer available. The Government has committed to a ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’ as the successor and a consultation as to how this is distributed is to be launched soon.

MPs Column

Before I comment on whether Brexit means Brexit I want to bring attention to a new NHS Consultation that runs for 12 weeks, starting on 4 July and ending on 28 September 2018.

MPs Column

It was a great honour to receive a trophy on behalf of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust and the many volunteers who have personally ensured that Manx Shearwaters can succeed on Scilly.

MPs Column

Following the PM’s announcement of an extra £20 billion uplift in NHS funding by 2022/23 I was pleased to host an event in Parliament with the campaigning group 38 Degrees.

MPs Column

This week’s announcement of an extra £394m a week for the NHS is very welcome and amounts to a yearly 3.4 percent increase in real cash terms.. As I understand it, the increase is slightly higher in the early years to enable the NHS to respond to the particular funding pressure it faces today.