From:                              George Eustice MP <> on behalf of George Eustice MP <>

Sent:                               15 May 2018 10:37


Subject:                          An update from George Eustice MP


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George Eustice MP
Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle


A word from George

It has been a very busy few weeks! I  visited Trevithick Learning Academy and heard about the school’s Politics Day, which took place in February to celebrate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, and women first being able to vote.

I also visited SPARC at Redruth Rugby Club. SPARC has just begun a rugby based project for 14-16 year olds who have been, or are at risk of, being excluded from mainstream education. It was fantastic to see the increasing motivation and participation throughout the session, and I am confident that the project is going to be a huge success.


We have also seen a new record high on employment. This is the 16th time that the employment rate has reached a new record high since 2010. Here in Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, the total number of unemployed claimants has halved since 2010. As we continue to attract new industries and skilled jobs to Cornwall, it is vital that we continue to develop skills so that young people can take advantage of the new opportunities being created. As new companies arrive I want to see them become successful and profitable enough to offer higher wages so that we encourage people to take work and stay in work.




Trevithick Day


George attended the annual Trevithick Day celebrations in Camborne. The day 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 said “Richard Trevithick was criticised for trying new principles, but knew in his heart that he had brought forward new ideas that would be of huge value to this country. For many years his achievements were not really recognised, which makes it all the more important that we celebrate them now. This year, there was a fantastic turnout, and it was good to see so many local primary schools taking part in the children’s dance”.





Storm Emma

George recently visited Maenporth and the Helford Passage with local councillor John Bastin. They saw the effects of recent storm damage. In Maenporth, Carl Gilbert, who runs the beach shop, acted swiftly to remove the sand from the road and reinstate the car park.

The coastal road at the Ferryboat Inn has suffered severe erosion. George contacted the council, who agreed to fund the necessary repairs and ensure that repairs were carried out quickly.


Click above to listen to George's interview with BBC Radio Cornwall on the day that marked one year until we leave the EU.



George welcomed pupils from Portreath School to Parliament. The pupils were addressing a parliamentary committee on the work they have done to tackle the scourge of plastic waste in our oceans. They have persuaded suppliers to change from plastic to cardboard packaging, their milk now arrives in glass bottles, and they help with beach cleans at Portreath. It is great to see a Cornish school teaming up with Surfers Against Sewage to take part in this campaign.





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