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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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