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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

  • SG H&S
    Article: Jul 2, 2014

    Stephen Gilbert, St Austell & Newquay Liberal Democrat MP, has welcomed the decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to allow the use of Ipilimumab as a first line treatment for advanced melanoma in appropriate patients.

    This new treatment will allow patients suffering from Melanoma, described as "one of the most aggressive forms of cancer" by Melanoma UK Founder Gill Nuttall, to potentially increase both their current quality of life, and even their chances of long-term survival.

  • Stephen Gilbert MP visiting War Graves in St Columb
    Article: Jul 1, 2014

    On Friday (27th June), St Austell & Newquay Liberal Democrat MP, Stephen Gilbert, joined the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to pay his respects at war graves located in his constituency.

    The visit, which took place during the centenary year anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1, was led by Ian Thornett, the South West Regional Supervisor from the Commission.

  • Stephen Gilbert at POD Event at Eden Project 240614
    Article: Jun 24, 2014

    St. Austell and Newquay MP Stephen Gilbert and children from Tower House School in Paignton visited the Eden Project today to welcome an electric car that is travelling around the UK to promote sustainable motoring.

    The Eden visit is part of a 17-day, 2000-mile nationwide tour taking in destinations around the UK, including London, John O'Groats, Cardiff and Land's End. It is being organised by POD Point, a leading supplier of electric car charging points.

  • Newquay Airport
    Article: Jun 19, 2014


    Following meetings between Flybe, Newquay Airport and local MP, Stephen Gilbert, Flybe has today put on-sale tickets for the Newquay to London Gatwick route until 6th January 2015.

    The future of the route has been subject to uncertainty while Cornwall Council (the owners of Newquay Airport) undergo a tendering process for a PSO (Public Service Obligation) for the air link between Cornwall and London. Flybe's current schedule was due to end on 25th October.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2014

    Statistics released by the independent House of Commons Library show that unemployment in our area is down again. In fact, unemployment is down some 669 people compared to May 2013 and 180 more people are in work this month compared to last month.

    The Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy and a fairer society. We entered government in 2010 to help fix the economy and create more jobs. There are currently more people in work than ever before in British history (30.54million) and we have helped create an extra 1.6 million jobs since the election, and cut unemployment by more than 280,000. Compared to a year ago, 780,000 more people are in work- the biggest annual rise in a quarter of a century.

  • Article: May 14, 2014

    Newquay's MP, Stephen Gilbert, today secured a meeting with the Prime Minister to discuss what further help the Government can provide the duchy as it battles to repair the outstanding damage from the winter storms.

    The local MP raised the issue during Prime Minister's Question Time and asked David Cameron to commit to further support and to meet to discuss the issue. Stephen Gilbert asked:

  • Estate Agent
    Article: May 14, 2014

    During Defence Oral Questions in the House of Commons on Monday, Stephen Gilbert MP, who was previously chair of the Housing All Party Parliamentary Group, asked what steps the Ministry of Defence are taking to tackle homelessness amongst armed forces veterans.

    Responding, Anna Soubry (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence), said:

  • jobs
    Article: May 14, 2014

    Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics shows that St Austell & Newquay has benefited from a further fall in unemployment levels over the last month.

    Figures for April show the number of unemployed claimants in the mid-Cornwall constituency is now at 1,468, down 272 on the previous month.

  • money
    Article: May 1, 2014

    Paym, a new service allowing consumers to pay contacts and businesses using just a mobile phone number, was launched on 29th April by the Payments Council. Stephen Gilbert, Liberal Democrat MP for mid-Cornwall has welcomed its launch.

    Paym (pronounced "Pay Em") is the first industry-wide collaborative project with the potential to link up every current account in the country with a mobile number, and makes paying friends, family or small traders quick and easy, without exchanging sort codes or account numbers.

  • SG H&S
    Article: May 1, 2014

    Stephen Gilbert, Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell & Newquay, has given his support to 'MS Week' which is running from 28th April - 4th May. The local MP has signed a Parliamentary Motion calling on the Government and NHS to do more to improve access for vital treatments.

    There are around 100,000 people in the UK living with Multiple Sclerosis. Recent research from the MS Society found a number of barriers for those sufferers to access the right treatment at the right time.

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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