A new group which aims to investigate how best West Cornwall can bring prosperity to areas of deprivation through Government investment has got off to a flying staff by hosting the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss.
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.
MP Derek Thomas says that Transport Minister Jo Johnson ‘totally gets’ the argument that West Cornwall’s diverse group of food and drink producers should be able to send their products to London by train.
A visually-impaired man who raised around £8,000 for Brain Tumour Research by running the London Marathon in April has been named as 'Cornwall Achiever of the Year’ by PLUSS, a CIC which helps people with disabilities move into employment.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of an extra £20 billion a year for health services, West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has pressed the Health Secretary to ensure the NHS in the South West receives the same level of funding as the rest of the country.
West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has welcomed the Environment Secretary’s statement that the Government will look to support the regeneration of Newlyn and its fishing industry as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas, who is the parliamentary champion for the much-loved Manx Shearwater seabird, has received a prestigious RSPB award, recognising the work that is being done to protect the species on the Isles of Scilly.
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