My Plan

  • National Health Service

    The Five Year Forward View: One Year On - please see the bottom of this page for the document.I believe strongly that prevention is better than cure and that increased wellbeing at home can lead to better health, better quality of life and reduced need for medical support.I have been working with a number of organisations, including Age UK Cornwall, Volunteer Cornwall and Cornwall Arts and Health, on projects which explore how people can improve their wellbeing, and how this in turn can improve their health. I want these projects to shape healthcare across Cornwall.

  • Well paid jobs and growing businesses

    In the spring of 2015 there were over 600 fewer people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Truro and Falmouth than were when I was elected in 2010. This is the result of a jobs push which has seen over 2 million new jobs created in the UK over the past four years.

  • Growing family incomes

    I want you to be able to keep more of your hard earned money.A good start has been made on this. Changes to income tax mean that nearly 39,000 people in Truro and Falmouth have benefited from an average income tax cut of £825. A further 4,690 local residents will have been taken out of income tax altogether. We can and must go further, with taking people earning the minimum wage out of income tax all together.