Double trouble on Conservatives school funding policy

Former MP for St Austell and Newquay Stephen Gilbert today called on Steve Double to explain once and for all if he supports the Conservatives cuts to school funding, and cutting free school lunches, or not.

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Theresa May’s dementia tax would hit 93% of homes in Cornwall

93% of homes in Cornwall could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s so-called ‘Dementia Tax’, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.
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Action Day in Newquay this Saturday (20th May)

Join Stephen Gilbert and the Newquay Liberal Democrats at an all-day action packed campaign day across Newquay.
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Lib Dems announce £1.0m to give children in Cornwall a brighter future

More than 1,000 3-4 year-olds in Cornwall would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, with gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Lib Dems announce £2bn Flood Prevention Fund

The Liberal Democrats will commit to a £2bn flood prevention fund which focuses on providing support for small community and council-led schemes. The aim is to reduce upstream flooding and the knock-on effects in downstream and coastal areas, as well as improving flood defences, and introducing high standards for flood resilience for building and infrastructure in flood risk areas.

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‘It’s time to reward nurses and teachers’ – Stephen Gilbert

Stephen Gilbert, the former MP for St Austell & Newquay, says he backs plans that would give at least a £527 pay rise to nurses.

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‘It’s a two horse race’ – Stephen Gilbert

Commenting on the news that neither the Greens, nor Mebyon Kernow, nor UKIP candidates will contest the St Austell & Newquay constituency at the General Election for Parliament on June 8th, former MP Stephen Gilbert said:

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‘I will never vote to repeal the Fox Hunting Ban’ – Stephen Gilbert

Commenting on Theresa May’s announcement that there would be a free vote on the repeal of the fox hunting ban, Stephen Gilbert, Liberal Democrat Candidate for St Austell and Newquay said ‘Let me be clear, there is no circumstance under which I would vote to repeal the fox hunting ban. Fox hunting is just plain wrong.’

Lib Dems will invest £35.7m to protect school funding in Cornwall

The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £35.7m more in schools and colleges in Cornwall over the next parliament.

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‘Cornwall’s choice is clear: it’s Lib Dem or Tory’

Commenting on the results of the local elections for Cornwall Council, Stephen Gilbert, the former MP for St Austell & Newquay, has said:

‘At first glance people may well look at today’s result and see the Conservatives making significant gains across mid-Cornwall but that masks a more subtle and much more important Continue reading