Community Trees

Thinking about making a New Years Resolution? Why not consider planting some tress in 2017? The Woodland Trust offers tree planting schemes to help communities plant trees on publicly accessible land.

Combating the growing threat of Sepsis

As the sister of a nurse, I first heard about Sepsis when told about a particularly upsetting experience that my sister had gone through when losing a patient to Sepsis. What amazed me then was how prevalent and lethal Sepsis is, yet what little awareness and action was being taken.

Great British High Street

I am delighted that Falmouth has made it onto the shortlist of Great British High Street Competition, in the coastal communities category. This year’s competition saw a record 900 entries.

A390 Road Improvements

Cornwall Council has opened a public consultation about their proposals, inviting those who live near or use the A390 to find out more about the plans to improve the road section between Threemilestone Roundabout and Arch Hill.I am in contact with a number of concerned local residents and businesses, and will be having further meetings with Cornwall Council officials, to ensure that the concerns of local residents are taken into consideration.

A39 Road Improvements

Update 26th July 2016I am pleased to report that the road improvements on the A39 have now been completed. As a result of Cornwall Councillor Peter Williams’ hard work and determined efforts, the improvements to this busy road should ease the flow of traffic and help prevent accidents from taking place in the future.


We have a housing crisis in Cornwall. Far too many hard working local people are priced out of the open market, not through any fault of their own but by house prices that are now 13 times the average annual wage.The Government has given Cornwall Council the tools it needs to work out how many people need affordable housing in Cornwall, the freedom to decide how many houses should be built to meet that need, and the funding to deliver those new houses.

Promoting Science

Update 25 March 2015A link to the 9th report of the Science and Technology Select Committee, of which I am a member, detailing the Committee's work from 2010-2015 can be found via the link below:

Gender equality

Picture: Celebrating the life of Emmeline Pankhurst alongside fellow members of the Conservative Women's Organisation.Discrimination on grounds of gender constitutes a violation of human dignity, as well imposing artificial limits on the vigour, creativity and richness of national life. One of the many privileges of serving as a Member of Parliament is the ability to tackle this discrimination, and to encourage women in all walks of life to fulfill their potential.