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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.

Sainsbury's Plans

Yesterday, I was contacted by Sainsbury’s who informed me that they have decided to halt the proposed development of a new store in Falmouth.

Falmouth Wins High Street Award

I am delighted that Falmouth has won the Coastal Community category of the Great British High Street of the Year Awards.