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SG H&SStephen Gilbert is the Member of Parliament for St Austell & Newquay in mid Cornwall. Stephen has a record of action for standing up for local people, assisting them with problems and local issues and representing them in Parliament.

During his election, Stephen promised to always put local people before party politics. Since entering Parliament he has endeavoured to stick to that pledge and has fought for his constituents in Westminster.

Stephen has opposed the Government on issues such as the Pasty Tax, and on plans for an incinerator in St Dennis; while working proactively with his Liberal Democrat Ministerial colleagues to cut taxes for hard working local families, increase the state pension, and deliver millions of pounds more for local schools.

You find out more about his work in Cornwall and in Westminster using the links at the top of this page. If you have any further questions, or would like to raise any issue with Stephen, don't hesitate to get in touch using the details to the right.

Recent news, speeches and local campaigns

  • jobs
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    Stephen Gilbert, Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell & Newquay, has welcomed today's news that unemployment in his mid-Cornwall constituency has fallen by 205 in the last month.

    The figures, published today by the Office for National Statistics, show that the number of local unemployed people is 578 lower than in March 2013, representing a fall of 25%. The number of unemployed 18-24 year olds has also dropped by 185 to 500.

  • Stephen Gilbert meets pupils at St Dennis Primary School ahead of their trip to London to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Article: Mar 26, 2014

    Local MP Stephen Gilbert was able to step in and help save a year 4 school trip from St Dennis to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in London. The school trip, due to take place next week, was thrown into jeopardy following the sea wall collapse at Dawlish and uncertainty over how the 29 staff and children would be able to get to the show at London's Theatre Royal.

  • Cornish Flag, Stephen Gilbert, Stephen Williams, Eric Pickles, DCLG
    Article: Mar 25, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that the Coalition Government will be investing £120,000 in promoting and developing the Cornish language.

    The announcement comes after campaigning from local Lib Dem MPs Dan Rogerson, Andrew George and Stephen Gilbert, as well as from the Lib Dem Communities Minister Stephen Williams, to continue to provide support for MAGA, the Cornish Language Partnership.

  • nurse
    Article: Mar 25, 2014

    Cornwall's Liberal Democrat MPs have welcomed news of a £300,000 investment in enhanced maternity services at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, announced today.

    The funding will support two new birthing pool rooms and the purchase of extra equipment including fetal monitors and incubator resuscitaires. A dedicated bereavement and counselling room will also be created to support families through the most difficult times.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2014

    Stephen Gilbert, Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell & Newquay, has today secured a commitment from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury (Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP) that the Government will provide a financial guarantee for the full four year duration of the Public Service Obligation for the Newquay to London air link.

  • Stephen Gilbert MP speaking in the House of Commons
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    Stephen Gilbert, Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell & Newquay, has welcomed today's Budget 2014 which delivers an £800 tax cut for 40,110 people in St Austell & Newquay from April 2015; helps people save for a secure future; and delivers investment for local business and community infrastructure.

  • Royal British Legion
    Article: Mar 18, 2014

    Stephen Gilbert, MP for St Austell & Newquay, has called on the Government to amend the 1975 Armed Forces Pension Scheme so that widows and widowers of former military personnel can remarry or cohabit with a new partner without surrendering their pension entitlement.

    The provision is unique to the 1975 pension scheme, with the 2005 pension scheme not requiring a similar sacrifice, and would cost relatively little for the Government to abolish with just ten widows affected in 2013 at an annual cost of £31,294.

  • Children
    Article: Mar 18, 2014

    A major childcare package is set to help 13,820 parents in Cornwall, Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert said today.

    Working families will be given up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015.

    The Government has said it will provide 20 per cent support on childcare costs up to £10,000 per year for each child.

  • tap
    Article: Mar 18, 2014

    The local MP for St Austell & Newquay, Stephen Gilbert, has praised South West Water for developing a business plan that will keep Cornish water bills low and invest £868 million to improve services between 2015-20.

    Stephen Gilbert has long campaigned to cut Cornish water bills, which became the highest in the country following the privatisation of the water industry, and has since worked with South West Water and the Government to lobby for measures to keep local water bills down.

  • SG Commons
    Article: Mar 18, 2014

    Stephen Gilbert, MP for St Austell & Newquay, has added his name to a Parliamentary Motion in support of "Eve's Law" (named after Eve Thomas who was beaten and set on fire by her ex husband) which aims to protect victims of domestic violence and abuse by keeping their address and personal details confidential in public court proceedings.

Contact Stephen

Write: 10 South Street, St Austell, PL25 5BH

Phone: 01726 63443

E-mail: steve@stevegilbert.info

Twitter: @stephen_gilbert

Facebook: stephen.gilbert1

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