Speech: Derek Supports Fair Policy for Families

I believe that we must show a commitment to families, make life easier for them where possible, and remove the unnecessary barriers and unintended consequences that Government policy is causing for our families.

Derek debates climate change at Mounts Bay Academy

On a day of action when young people highlighted their concerns about climate change, West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas was at Mounts Bay Academy to discuss the issue with students and teachers.

MP's column

There is a group of parents that I meet with from time to time and what unites them is their children, all of whom have severe learning difficulties and special educational needs.

What is “exit day”? Dispelling misconceptions about the extension of Article 50 - House of Commons Library

Later this week, the Prime Minister is expected to ask the European Council to extend Article 50. If the Governments of the 27 EU Member States unanimously agree to her request, the UK’s departure from the EU will be delayed. The Library has previously explained how that EU decision-making process will work. Common misconceptions have arisen as to the role of domestic legislation in this process. This Insight clarifies the role of domestic law in extending Article 50.

MP's column

The series of meetings in Mullion, St Keverne, Carbis Bay, Pendeen, St Just, Penzance, Helston, Marazion and St Ives to identify the key areas of concern and ideas regarding health and social care have now concluded.

Derek tackles unfair PIP assessment tribunals

As a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee and through personal encounters with constituents, I have seen too many cases of obvious errors early on with PIP assessments that have led to unnecessary, and gruelling tribunals.