Stadium for Cornwall

Sometimes, in order to get something done, you need to get big people to put their weight behind the cause.

Statement in Parliament 14/10/2015

I listened intently to the shadow Secretary of State’s response to the Secretary of State. He suggested that the devolution agreements so far had been imposed on local communities by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Cities and Devolution

In the Chamber in the Houses of Parliament we are thrashing out the detail of the Cities and Devolution Bill.

Energy and Climate Change

Today I joined delegates in parliament in a crucial meeting with Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom MP, and George Eustice Minister of State (DEFRA), to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Marine Energy Sector.

Pick Up Penzance

The Penzance Town Tidy, organised by the BID Manager Jess Golding, was a great success.

My family and I joined other families and volunteers and simply walked a route given to us collecting litter, bottles and digging up weeds. The weather was perfect and at least 75 people turned up.

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On Friday I met with officers at Cornwall Council to see if we could achieve a more friendly and flexible approach towards parking in West Cornwall.  We discussed the need to agree some compromise for doctors, care and support workers and others who, in the course of their work, sometimes need to

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Sunday's Town Tidy event in Penzance was a celebration. If you take a 'glass half empty' approach then giving a Sunday morning to pick up litter, bottles and tackle established weeds is anything but a celebration.

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I received a petition this morning regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Supporters say this is a free trade and investment treaty.

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Today I returned to Helston Community Hospital to support their Speech and Language Therapy Drop-in session. The work they do to support people following an illness such as a stroke is fantastic and the ladies I was privileged to meet where extremely enthusiastic about their work.