I was born in St Austell and have lived in Mid-Cornwall all my life. I understand the challenges that local people face because I face them too.
I live with my wife of 27 years and our three sons. I have experience of serving our community as a volunteer at my local church; I know what it’s like to work in business, having run one myself; and I have the record of delivering for our area as a local councillor.
If re-elected as your MP, I pledge to:
1) Back local businesses and deliver investment for our area – to create jobs for young people and close the gap between wages in Cornwall and the national average
2) Support families, the foundation of the community – including reforming welfare and making work pay for hardworking families
3) Protect our coast and countryside – they’re one of Cornwall’s greatest assets and I’m committed to preserving them for our children and fighting unwanted wind turbines and solar farms
I will work hard to deliver these pledges and will always be a proud champion for St Austell and Newquay.