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.

YoungMinds Parliamentary Reception

It was a pleasure to meet local campaigners and constituents of mine, Chris Skidmore and his daughter Harriet, at an event in Westminster on 1 December celebrating the work of children’s mental health charity, YoungMinds.

Residential Care in Cornwall

When I sat down to watch BBC Panorama last night, I was full of dread. Along with my colleagues, I had been contacted by Trevor Doughty of Cornwall Council to let me know about what the BBC Panorama investigation had revealed. Despite this warning, watching the programme was sickening.