I was born and brought up in Cornwall where I spent ten years working in the family farming business.
Since you first elected me, a lot has been achieved but there’s still a lot more to do.
We’re making real progress with the economic regeneration of our area. I’ve helped secure funding for major projects – including Hayle’s South Quay, the £25 million Camborne link road and the Redruth Brewery site – that will create jobs and boost the local economy.
We still need to do more to tackle poverty in the area by focusing on issues such as personal debt and better education.
We need to make sure that the tax and benefits system is fair to those who do the right thing, support their own families and want to get on in life.
Just because we’re a long way away shouldn’t mean we get less. I have fought for better funding for our area and will continue that fight in this Parliament.