Westminster News

Fact and fiction in the smart meter roll-out

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has sponsored an event in Westminster at which MPs and civil servants were able to find out what is fact and what is fiction with regard to smart meters.

Derek Thomas backs West Cornwall's farmers

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has shown his support for British farming at Back British Farming Day in Westminster, recognising the crucial role farmers play in producing food and caring for the countryside.

British Horse Society

I was very pleased to host Martin Clunes, President of the British Horse Society, at the launch the society's new virtual reality film.

Funding boost for brain tumour research

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Brain Tumours, has welcomed the Government decision to double its investment in brain cancer research to £40m a year in honour of former cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell.

Derek Thomas asks Health PMQ

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas urged the Government to take action to ensure the NHS in the South West receives the same level of funding as the rest of the country at Prime Minister’s Questions today.

Electric Cars

When we consider the harm caused to people’s health as a result of vehicle emissions (in particular diesel fumes) it is no surprise that this government plans to ban the sale of all new petrol or diesel-powered cars and vans by 2040.

Safety of horses and their riders, and the public sector pay cap.

I confess: years ago I was required to take a Speed Awareness Course after driving above the speed limit in Bristol. I’m now much more aware of how lethal a car driven at speed can be for vulnerable road users including children, cyclists and horse riders.