Local News

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.

Remembrance Weekend 2017

Remembrance weekend is always a poignant time. We remember those men and women who have given their lives in defence of our nation and also those who are still serving on our behalf, stationed around the world.

Plymouth MPs call for reassurance over Amphibious Fleet rumours

Plymouth MPs, Gary Streeter and Johnny Mercer, have written to the Secretary of State for Defence seeking urgent clarification over the rumours about the loss of the UK's amphibious capabilities and the subsequent impact on the Royal Marines in Plymouth.