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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

Response from Boris Johnson

I have written to the final two in the Conservative Leadership Election to ask for their thoughts on the following questions:

Response from Jeremy Hunt

I have written to the final two in the Conservative Leadership Election to ask for their thoughts on the following questions:
- What plan have you got to ensure that we leave the European Union and enjoy a future relationship of trade and cooperation?
- How are you going to deliver the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to achieve net zero emissions as soon as possible?
- What will you do to ensure that schools and colleges have the money they need to give our young people the best possible start?
- Will you set out a vision and commitment of Government for small businesses and entrepreneurs?
- What ideas have you got to ensure that people have access to good quality housing that they can afford?
- What do you intend to do to make sure that people feel safe and that police have the resources they need?
- Are you 100 percent committed to the funding of the NHS as promised by Theresa May and when will you set out your plans for funding social care for all?

I have attached Jeremy's response so that members can make an informed choice as to who they vote for because these things matter to West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Derek roots for local tree planting

This week I met with the Minister David Rutley, responsible for forests and woodland, following a question in Parliament which I put to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove MP, seeking his support for communities who want to plant trees to improve air quality and the natural environment.

MP's column

The media circus around the Conservative Party leadership contest is unsurprisingly focused on anything but the things that people want and deserve to know from the next PM.