MP's column

As someone who first stood in a parliamentary election shortly after the expenses scandal, restoring trust in politicians is something I take most seriously.

Derek takes part in climate change debate

I was grateful for the opportunity to take part in the debate today in Parliament titled ‘Tackling Climate Change, protecting the environment and securing global development’.

Treliske declares major incident

The news that Treliske Hospital faces an emergency and that outpatient appointments are being cancelled because of ‘extreme pressure’ on services is clearly unacceptable.

Paving the way for the 'Road toZero'

I was pleased to receive the below letter today, outlining the pathway to 'Road to Zero'. This is a great step in the right direction. For Cornwall and other rural areas, the switch over to electric vehicles will need to be well thought out.

MP's column

As of Monday last week electric vehicle home charging points are required by law to include smart technology which can encourage cheaper, off-peak charging and match the demand when there is surplus energy produced.

Derek Thomas MP supports new environmental manifesto to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss

Derek Thomas MP has today supported the launch of a new environmental manifesto that explores new policy ideas to address climate change and biodiversity loss.Mr Thomas is a member of the Conservative Environment Network (CEN) MP's caucus, and has signed the manifesto's declaration. The Declaration acknowledges the 'gravity of the global environmental crisis and our duty to preserve and restore our planet for future generations

Let's end discrimination in sport

I remember being at a football match many years ago—it was a long game that had gone into a bit of extra time— and, looking around, someone said, “There are 22,000 people here badly in need of exercise and 22 people out there badly in need of a rest.” I was reminded of this last month during a de