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Tampon Tax Funding for Cornwall Charity

A women’s refuge in Cornwall today welcomed its share of £12million from the Tampon Tax Fund, saying it will help them reach isolated survivors of sexual violence and abuse.

Cornwall Matters

Sajid Javid was in Cornwall today to launch Cornwall Conservatives' manifesto for the upcoming Cornwall Council elections.

The attached newsletter features more information on our priorities for Cornwall.

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Today in Parliament the Prime Minister was right to highlight the importance of our shared European, liberal democratic values and our desire to build close and deep relationships with our friends and allies in Europe. Whilst we are leaving the European Union we are not leaving Europe.

Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency

I am delighted that from April the cost of buying electricity using prepayment energy metres has been capped by the regulator OFGEM - I have been pushing for this for years. This is a step in the right direction to keep energy prices down, but there is still more to do.

Cornish Culture Funding

Cornwall’s MPs have welcomed the Government’s £100,000 funding boost for culture and heritage projects across the county.

The Government has confirmed it is awarding Cornwall Council a £100,000 grant, spread over two years, to create a Cornish Culture Fund.

Defence Minister visits Falmouth

Local MP Sarah Newton today hosted Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin in Falmouth to discuss the region’s highly-skilled shipbuilding and marine heritage.

Increased Investment in Cornwall Community Land Trust

For years I campaigned for increased investment in Community Land Trusts and was delighted that the 2016 Budget included a new Community Housing Fund to help address the impact of second homes in communities.

Fair Funding for Schools

Today the Government announced the next step in introducing a new funding formula for the nation's schools. I have long campaigned for fair funding for schools in Cornwall.