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Derek supports RSPCA campaign to show compassion to animals

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas attended a drop-in event at the House of Commons to hear about the RSPCA’s ‘Generation Kind’ initiative which helps teach compassion to new generations and works to protect animals.

MP's column

This is a big year for UK fishing and on Wednesday next week fishing industry representatives including from Newlyn gather in Westminster to discuss the key considerations that must be addressed for the industry as we leave the EU and the Commons Fisheries Policy.

MP's Column

This is a big year for UK fishing and on Wednesday next week fishing industry representatives including from Newlyn gather in Westminster to discuss the key considerations that must be addressed for the industry as we leave the EU and the Commons Fisheries Policy.

Funding available for local good causes

Good causes in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can apply for up to £20,000 of funding from one of three grant-giving trusts, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. For more information on how to apply, please see here.

It's time to give our volunteers a Big Thank You

In what is becoming an annual tradition, West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas is once again hosting a series of ‘Big Thank You’ events to celebrate the work of volunteers in the community.

MP's column

This Friday, 10th January I will be in St Ives Library from 8.30 until 10am and available for anyone who wishes to raise an issue or concern with me on a one-to-one basis. On Friday, 24th the same will apply but this time in Helston Central Methodist Church.

MP's column

Every year, here in West Cornwall, I learn about a group of friends or neighbours who are putting on a meal or get together to provide some Christmas cheer and company for people who are on their own. These acts of kindness are what makes our communities great.

Derek re-elected as MP with an increased majority

The final declaration of the 2019 election campaign has seen Conservative Derek Thomas returned as the West Cornwall & Isles of Scilly MP for the third time with an increased majority.