The future of M&S in Falmouth

Today I met with senior representatives from M&S to discuss their proposed closure of the Falmouth branch.  

Sarah Newton concerned by plans to close M&S store in Falmouth

Commenting on the news that M&S proposes to close its store in Falmouth Sarah Newton, the MP for Truro and Falmouth, said: “I am very concerned about this news and the impact it will have on its many staff as well as the town centre.

Drive to improve employment for disabled people in Truro

In my role as The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, I recently met with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and discussed its work with small business owners to support more disabled people into employment.

The Future of Falmouth Hospital

The Labour Party in Falmouth have been scaring people about the closure of Falmouth hospital for some time. Each time they make these claims I take them up with our local NHS Commissioners and each time they say they do not have plans to close the hospital.

Sarah Newton welcomes funding to tackle fuel poverty in Cornwall

Thousands of people across Cornwall will be lifted out of fuel poverty and live in warmer homes following an £8m funding investment over the next year.

Around 36,000 homes in Cornwall are in fuel poverty, with Cornwall in the top 10 of fuel poor areas in England.

Consultation on the GWR Franchise

I welcome the Department for Transport announcement today of a 1 year extension to the current Great Western franchise. This means that GWR will continue to operate trains until at least March 2020 - this is good for Cornwall as it allows more time for us to get the best out of the new Intercity