MP's Column

There is no reason or evidence to believe that the UK will suddenly turn its back on unaccompanied children when we leave the EU.

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.

MPs Column: The NHS is not for sale

After the coldest, wettest, windiest General Election campaign here in West Cornwall and Scilly I’m relieved and grateful to be re-elected for the third time as the Member of Parliament for St Ives.

Inside the Queen's Speech

The Queen has set out the Conservative government's agenda for the year ahead in a progressive Queen’s Speech that aims to unite and level up Britain after Brexit.

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.