Stephen Gilbert MP welcomes growth deal for Cornwall

St Austell & Newquay’s Liberal Democrat MP, Stephen Gilbert, is “delighted” that the Cornwall Growth Deal, worth almost £200 million for our community, has been finalised and signed by the Government.

The deal, which was agreed earlier this year, will see £48.9 million of Government investment into the area and help unlock £150 million from partners and the private sector.

The investment is key to Cornwall’s continued economic growth and will create 4,000 new jobs and allow 6,000 homes to be built across the county, helping to meet the needs of the community and tackle the housing crisis.

 

Stephen Gilbert MP commented:

“I’m delighted that this deal between the Government and Cornwall is set to be implemented. After my election, I made jobs and economic growth my top priority – I’ve spoken up for Cornwall in Westminster and I’ve worked with local businesses and training providers to see thousands of extra jobs and apprenticeships created here in mid-Cornwall.

The Growth Deal is an important next step to continue on that path of success and is a true vote of confidence in our area from Government and the private sector.”