Deputy Prime Minister Announces Newquay School Rebuild Funding


Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, today visited Newquay Tretherras to announce the Government’s commitment to rebuild the school’s 1950s classroom block.

The funding is part of the ‘Priority Schools Building Programme’, which has been spearheaded by Liberal Democrats in Government, and follows months of lobbying from constituency MP, Stephen Gilbert, for Tretherras to be included in the grant allocation.

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Stephen Gilbert Demands Meeting With Owners of Derelict Fistral Bay Hotel Site


Newquay’s local MP, Stephen Gilbert, has written to the Chairman of the Helmsley Group to demand a meeting about the group’s plans for the site of the former Fistral Bay Hotel in Pentire.

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Stephen Gilbert Welcomes Publication of St Austell Retail Survey


St Austell’s MP, Stephen Gilbert, has welcomed the publication of the results from the St Austell Retail Survey.


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NHS England Drop Commissioning Change after Local MP Holds Parliamentary Debate


NHS England has announced that they are dropping plans to change the way that Specialised Services are commissioned across the UK after Stephen Gilbert MP led a Parliamentary Debate on the issue.

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Prime Minister has “no clue” claims Stephen Gilbert after PM fails to answer PMQ on Cornwall’s EU Funding


Stephen Gilbert MP slammed the Prime Minister today for having “no clue” about a critical issue affecting Cornish jobs and investment.

The Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell & Newquay questioned David Cameron during today’s PMQs about the delay to Cornwall’s EU funding, which has been held up after the Department for Communities & Local Government failed to sign the Operational Programme.

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Roche Post Office To Stay Put - MP Gets Confirmation



Stephen Gilbert has received confirmation from Post Office Ltd that Roche Post Office will stay where it is, after he and numerous local residents raised objections to plans to move the branch to new premises.


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Stephen Gilbert Backs Flood Free Homes Campaign


St Austell & Newquay’s Liberal Democrat MP, Stephen Gilbert, has backed a joint campaign to see increased flood defence investment, a zero-tolerance policy of development in high-risk areas and proper planning to mitigate future flood risk.

The campaign was launched yesterday in the House of Commons by the Association of British Insurers with support from Friends of the Earth, Know Your Flood Risk, National Flood Forum, and the Property Care Association’s Flood Protection Group.

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Stephen Gilbert Leads Parliamentary Debate on NHS


Last week, Stephen Gilbert MP, who has consistently championed the NHS in Parliament – challenging the use of private companies to perform health service functions and refusing to back the Government’s NHS reforms in 2011, secured Parliamentary time for a debate on the way that specialised NHS services are commissioned.


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Stephen Gilbert speaks out for private renters in Parliament

key_SG_in_parliament.jpgStephen Gilbert MP spoke out in the House of Commons today in support of the Tenancies (Reform) Bill which sought to stop landlords evicting tenants who make a complaint about essential repairs or poor conditions in their homes.

Despite receiving cross-party support, and the Government’s backing, the Bill failed to pass its ‘Second Reading’ today after two Conservative MPs filibustered during the debate for almost three hours.

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Stephen Gilbert MP meets Area Manager from leading Armed Forces Charity



The Royal British Legion has thanked Stephen Gilbert, MP for St Austell and Newquay, for taking the time to meet with Legion Area Manager, Dymphna Knowles.

The Royal British Legion is the country’s leading welfare provider for the Armed Forces community, and last week local MP Stephen Gilbert attended an event in the Houses of Parliament dedicated to showcasing the Legion’s work throughout the South region. Stephen used the opportunity to discuss with Dymphna Knowles the changing face of Armed Forces welfare provision in the local community, and to understand more about the most pressing issues facing our Armed Forces.

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