Big thanks to Vince Cable for his recent visit to West Cornwall. We enjoyed a return visit to Goonhilly. He backed my efforts to help Goonhilly when the Tory side of the Coalition wanted to frustrate that support. Proud of progress there and at growing local success story Frugi in Helston which we also visited.
Vince was very impressed with the students we met at Penwith College, and enjoyed their their understanding and challenging questions.
We also appreciated another very well attended and successful public meeting with an excellent panel at Helston Community College.
Last Friday (30th November) the boss of the international pub chain, Tim Martin, made an appearance in his Penzance bar to promote his views on leaving the EU. He had invited supporters of Leave campaigns and the general public to come in and chat.
Some local Lib Dem members including Alice Mumford (pictured) saw the leaflets that Mr Martin was giving out. This literature claims that all reports predicting retail price increases after March 29th are “lies” and states that “food prices will fall if tariffs end on 29th March”. None of this, however, was backed up by any evidence.
We are delighted to announce a public meeting and Q & A event with Liberal Democrat party leader, the Rt Hon Dr Sir Vince Cable MP, on Thursday 29th November, 7:30pm at Helston Community College.
Top trade experts gave their views of the draft Brexit agreement at a public meeting arranged by Andrew George in Penzance yesterday.
Jason Hunter and Sarah Holmes explained what the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement means for the UK and for Cornwall in particular - watch film of the meeting here:
Caroline White and the local Lib Dems are saying a huge ‘thank you’ for the support they received in the recent election in which they won.
Caroline’s election to town council represents another win for the Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats who have enjoyed recent by-election success across the county.
Liberal Democrat MP Normal Lamb has been conducting vital research into access to NHS support for people with autism, finding that people are having to wait years for a diagnosis.
Local Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson for West Cornwall Andrew George has described the plans as “exactly the sort of policy we need to boost local investment and ensure businesses in West Cornwall thrive”.
The report – Taxing Land, Not Investment – calls for the abolition of business rates and its replacement with a tax on land values, the Commercial Landowner Levy (CLL).
The St Ives Liberal Democrats have slammed the local Conservative MP for voting to scrap bursaries for post-graduate nurses. This followed an earlier scrappage of bursaries for undergraduates.