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Derek to support motion for a general election

Last night I voted with the Government and Boris Johnson to keep a no deal Brexit on the table. I am not in favour of leaving the EU without a deal, but I believe that keeping that option open is a key part of our negotiations with Brussels.  

Information: Support For British Citizens Abroad

Information from Andrew Stephenson,  Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development, regarding Support For British Citizens Abroad:

“No Deal” new business readiness fund

I recently received the following letter from Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, outlining a £10m fund available to businesses to help prepare for Brexit. Guidance and an online application form can be accessed here: 

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The campaign continues to secure a permanent post office in Newlyn. The post office branch closed for business last year and currently the community has access to a mobile post office.

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Some people may love to hate the new PM.

Derek welcomes Cornish schools funding announcement

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas says that the announcement that Cornwall’s per pupil funding will rise by £15.4 million (5.3%) during the coming academic year compared to 2017-18 taking into account changes in pupil numbers is a “welcome step in the right direction”.

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You have until 2pm on Thursday 22nd August to check out the incredible array of locally art and crafts on sale and display at Cape Cornwall School in St Just.