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George Eustice wears it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 17:33

George Eustice MP is encouraging people to join him, and sign up to take part in the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser. Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, Wear it Pink, will see thousands of people across the UK add a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

The event is in its sixteenth year, and has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:26

The problems at Treliske were laid bare this week in a concerning report by the Care Quality Commission that highlighted a long list of failures. The hospital has been rated as "inadequate" with surgery, maternity and gynaecology, end of life and outpatient services also rated as inadequate. As a result, we have seen the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust being placed into special measures.

An update on Brexit

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 17:32

It is now six months since Parliament took the momentous decision to trigger Article 50 and give formal notice that the UK will be leaving the European Union and becoming an independent, self-governing country again. Some progress has been made in the formal negotiations that have followed. The needs of Ireland, which shares a land border with the UK and incredibly close trading relations, has been recognised and it has been agreed that there should not be a hard border.

Michael Gove visits Cornwall

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 15:15

George Eustice recently welcomed Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to Cornwall. It was a busy and varied day, and one of the highlights was a visit to Duchy College at Rosewarne. A variety of topics were discussed, including protection for Cornish foods, such as the pasty, post-Brexit.

Meeting with representatives from Real del Monte

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 15:02

This week, George has welcomed representatives from the town of Real del Monte, Mexico, to Westminster.  Real del Monte is twinned with Redruth. The group enjoyed a tour of Parliament before they travelled to Cornwall in time for the annual Redruth pasty festival.

George Eustice welcomes new employment figures

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:37

George Eustice has welcomed figures released by the ONS showing that more people are in work than ever before. Unemployment is at its lowest level since 1975. Over 3 million more people are now in work since 2010.

Here in Camborne and Redruth, the number of unemployed claimants is below the UK average and it has nearly halved since 2010 (from 3.8% of the economically active population to 2.2%).

Opening of the Mount Ambrose Inn

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 23:20

Last week, George Eustice attended the official opening of the Mount Ambrose Inn.

The Mount Ambrose Inn had been closed, with no indication of when it would re-open. It was purchased by Keltek Brewery in Redruth, who also took on the Railway Inn after George brought its plight to the attention of Keltek’s chairman, Stuart Heath. The opening of the Mount Ambrose Inn was very well attended. George also met landlords Garry Smith and Jessica Lawry.

Camborne Show 2017

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 16:39

George recently attended Camborne Show. The show is an opportunity to celebrate Camborne’s rural heritage, and attendance has been very high in recent years.

There was a strong turnout in many sections, including the cattle lines. George presented the George Eustice Cup, named after his grandfather, for the Best South Devon bull.

George welcomes "Product of Cornwall" scheme

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 16:05

George recently met Cornwall Council to discuss their new "Product of Cornwall" scheme.  It seeks to build and extend the long running "Made in Cornwall" scheme which recognises local Cornish manufacturers. The new scheme is an origin assurance scheme, focused around primary produce and minimally processed products.  It will help to develop a brand for local Cornish produce and meats in particular.