Campaigns

Spending Round 2019 delivers for Cornwall

Steve Double has welcomed the Chancellor’s Spending Round for 2019 which was delivered today.

In his speech the Chancellor confirmed that no Government department would face a cut, and all would see funding increases at least in line with inflation.

Supporting the campaign to save Mevagissey Surgery #WillyoubemyGP

Update 10 June 2019 - Mevagissey Surgery Saved!

The positive #WillyoubemyGP campaign to secure the future of Mevagissey Surgery has been a success, as NHS England has today announced a new contract holder for the facility, safeguarding its future for the 5,300 people registered there.

Full compliment of radiotherapy services in Cornwall saved!

Update October 2018

We have had confirmation from the NHS that the plans to remove radiotherapy services from the Sunrise Centre at Treliske, which would have seen patients having to make many long journey out of the county when they are at their most vulnerable, have been dropped.

The 2018 Budget

The 2018 Autumn Budget was a good one for Cornwall.
 
I thought you might like to see some of the highlights from the Chancellor’s statement.
 
The Chancellor committed to:

Budget 2017

This Budget lays the foundations for a Britain fit for the future – investing for the long-term while supporting families and businesses under pressure now, setting a path to a more prosperous Britain.

 

Protecting Cornwall's NHS

I have been working with a number of organisations, both nationally and locally, to explore ways to improve healthcare services and better understand the challenges facing patients, NHS staff and the community as a whole.

A deposit return scheme for single use plastic bottles

Update 3 October 2017

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay has welcomed yesterday’s announcement from Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove that the Government will be consulting on bringing in a plastic bottle deposit return scheme.

Bringing the UK Spaceport to Newquay

I have been working to promote Newquay’s bid to be the site of the UK’s Spaceport.In my opinion Newquay is in a very strong position, it boasts the fifth biggest runway in the UK and offers the Space industry room to grow in the Aerohub Enterprise Zone. I believe a Spaceport in Cornwall will be a game changer to the local economy.  It will attract a whole host of technical jobs and tourists from across the globe at a level we do not currently experience.