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UK commits to Zero Net Carbon emissions by 2050

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth & Hayle, has today welcomed news that the UK has adopted a new legally binding net zero emissions target by 2050. 

George welcomes new protections for marine life

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth & Hayle has welcomed news of further protections for England's marine life as part of a significant expansion of England's 'Blue Belt' of protected areas to date. 

George calls for stronger protections for mortgage payers

Yesterday, George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle called on lenders to provide better protections for customers in a debate that looked at individuals who have been trapped in mortgages and face high fixed interest rates which they experience difficulties in paying.

In the debate, George raised the case of a constituent who had recently attended one of his advice surgeries who had fallen on hard times and was trapped in a high interest rate mortgage. 

75th Anniversary D-Day

75 years ago today, thousands of young men were taking part in the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history. This operation was D-Day.

George visits Spectrum to celebrate Autism Awareness Month

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle recently visited Spectrum, a leading provider of specialist care services for people with Autism, learning disabilities, associated conditions & challenging behaviours in Cornwall.

George welcomes positive news on the economy

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has today welcomed the positive news that Britain now has the lowest proportion of low paid workers since 1980. 

George welcomes achievement of 400 hours coal free energy

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has welcomed recent news that the UK has gone over two full weeks without burning coal for the first time since the Industrial Revolution. 

George welcomes funding to tackle rough sleeping

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has welcomed the Government’s recent announcement that more than £25 million will be allocated to 108 areas across the country, including Cornwall – providing vital funding to help the most vulnerable rough sleepers off the streets as part of the Conservative Government’s £100 million plan to end rough sleeping by 2027.

George responds to reports on income threshold on future immigration policy

Responding to reports that the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, is reviewing the £30,000 income threshold for a post Brexit immigration policy, George Eustice said:

“If these reports are correct then they represent a step in the right direction. The figure of an income threshold of £30,000 was recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee based on a flawed model that made bizarre assumptions.  

George calls for new close season to protect Hares

George Eustice has today called for a new close season to protect hares during their breeding season as official statistics showed that around 300,000 of them are shotfor sport every year. 

George calls for new close season to protect hares

George Eustice has today called for a new close season to protect hares during their breeding season as official statistics showed that around 300,000 of them are shotfor sport every year. 

George welcomes expansion to breast cancer services in Cornwall

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has today welcomed the news that breast cancer services in Cornwall will be expanded to meet growing demand. 

In 2018/19 a total of 42,000 people were seen by Royal Cornwall Hospital’s breast services, which includes 25,000 women through the screening assessments as part of the National Breast Screening Programme.

George welcomes new sea wall at Portreath

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, has today welcomed news that repairs to the sea wall at Portreath have finally been completed. As many residents are aware, the sea wall was considerably damaged during Storm Emma early last year. Since then George has been working with the Parish Council and Environment Agency to help ensure that repairs to the sea wall are completed. 

George welcomes launch of the APPG for the Great South West

George Eustice has today welcomed the launch of the APPG for the Great South West. The APPG is a group of cross party MPs who have come together to promote the South West and all that is good about it. 

George Eustice calls for shakeup to Migration Advisory Committee

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has today called for a shakeup of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) and for its Chairman, Professor Alan Manning, to be replaced when his term ends in November.

The MAC is a non-statutory body that has over the last 12 years guided the government in a series of key decisions on its migration policy but it’s proposals on post Brexit immigration policy have caused widespread disquiet

George visits Blue Flame

A Cornish MP has praised one of Cornwall’s leading heating companies for its commitment to reducing fuel poverty, as well as its apprenticeship programme.

George Eustice, MP for Camborne and Redruth, visited Blue Flame Heating at its Penryn headquarters on Monday (April 8th).

During the visit, George spent time with three of Blue Flame’s four directors and founders, Mark Bolitho, Paul Smith and Debbie Smith, and had a tour of the company’s facilities.

George Eustice welcomes additional rail services for Cornwall

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has today welcomed the news that fourteen additional rail services from Plymouth and Penzance will be introduced on Monday 20th May.

The news came as network rail confirmed plans that they would also be introducing new longer trains amounting to an additional 4,200 seats every weekday, with further increases over the summer. 

George attends Trevithick Day celebrations

On Saturday, George Eustice MP attended the annual Trevithick Day celebrations in Camborne. The days commemorates the achievements of Richard Trevithick, which epitomise the contribution made by Cornwall to the Industrial Revolution.

Hundreds of school children, families and members of the community came together. There was a parade which included a replica of the Puffing Devil, which is always the star of the show.

George speaks in EU Withdrawal debate

On Monday evening, George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth & Hayle spoke in the debate regarding the UK's Withdrawal from the EU. Below is the text from George's speech:

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