Three years on from the Grenfell Tower fire

On 14 June 2017, a fire in a faulty fridge freezer in a single flat turned into a devastating blaze that killed 72 people and destroyed Grenfell Tower. At the time I was living in South London, and I vividly remember watching from my flat as the news unfolded. 

Read more

By undermining his own government’s message, the Prime Minister is putting the people of Truro and Falmouth at risk

Lib Dem spokesperson, Ruth Gripper, has written to Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory about the Dominic Cummings scandal.

Just days ago the Conservative MP called on people to respect lockdown rules and avoid travelling for overnight stays, but has so far remained silent on the Cummings story.

Read more

Nearly 4000 EU nationals in Cornwall left in limbo, Lib Dems warn

The Liberal Democrats are calling for EU citizens to be given the automatic right to stay in the UK, as new official figures show 3,890 EU nationals living in Cornwall have not been granted permanent Settled Status.

Read more

Lib Dems call for Frontline Support Package to recognise coronavirus workers

The Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign calling for a 'Frontline Support Package', a five-point plan to give frontline workers the support they need and the recognition they deserve as they get us through the coronavirus crisis.

Read more

Farming contingency fund needed to support Cornish farmers during coronavirus

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to set up a dedicated contingency fund for farmers during the Covid-19 crisis, supporting over 4,535mor ethan  farms across Cornwall.

Read more

Give Cornwall the resources it needs to house rough sleepers

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to "equip Cornwall Council with the financial resources needed" to accommodate all rough sleepers locally.

Read more

Lib Dems call on Chancellor to breathe new life into high streets

Ahead of the budget, the Liberal Democrats are calling on the Chancellor to scrap business rates, replace them with a landowner levy and "breathe new life" into high streets in Cornwall.

Read more

Health inequality in Cornwall widens

Life expectancy is stalling across the UK and heath inequalities have increased according to a major new report. In Cornwall the difference in life expectancy between men in the richest and poorest areas is 7.5 years, up from 5.5 years ten years ago.

Read more

Let’s fix our broken voting system

Conservative Cherilyn Mackrory has been elected as the MP for Truro and Falmouth. The full results have been published on the Cornwall Council website.

Read more

Liberal Democrat manifesto offers a brighter future for Cornwall from the environment to mental health

The Liberal Democrat manifesto has been welcomed by Truro and Falmouth candidate Ruth Gripper.

The plan includes:

  • Stopping Brexit and using the £50billion Remain bonus to fund public services
  • An extra £10billion a year for schools
  • An extra £35billion for the NHS and social care over the parliament, funded by putting an extra 1p on income tax, and treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health
  • £100billion to tackle the climate crisis, including a major programme of home insulation, tree planting and investment in renewable energy
  • Free childcare for working parents
  • £4.5billion over five years to support local bus improvements
  • A £50billion regional rebalancing programme for infrastructure spending across the nations and regions of the UK
Read more

Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or Email.