Local News

Government Response to ‘Close the Gap’ Railway report

Back in January, after a number of South West Conservative MPs threatened to vote against the Government on a key HS2 vote in Parliament, we finally got some movement on the long-awaited Government response to the ‘Close the Gap’ railway report.

Four Rivers Dementia Alliance

Communities across the South Hams are joining forces to support individuals and families affected by dementia.

GP recruitment question to Health Secretary

Over recent months, I have met with many GPs and their Practice Managers and a key topic of conversation is the problem they currently face in recruiting GPs.

Significant progress made on rail improvements

Today, I received a letter (copy attached below) from the Secretary of State for Transport where he has promised to respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force (PRTF) report by the end of February.

Visit to local Sixth Form

Last Friday saw one of my regular visits to a local school - this time to meet the Six Form at Devonport High School for Girls. 

Christmas Newsletter

Here is a link to my Christmas newsletter.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

Budget 2017

Following yesterday's budget, I thought it might be useful to provide a summary of the key points. If you click on the following link, you'll find a helpful list of 25 decisions taken by the Chancellor and how they might impact you and your family.

Celebrating local business success

Each year, the Western Morning News host a glamorous Business Awards in the region. This year’s event was held last Friday at St Mellion just across the border and I was kindly invited to be the guest of Pennon - owners of South West Water, and guest speaker.