Westminster News

Sheryll Murray MP reminds all in South East Cornwall about flu jabs

Sheryll Murray was pleased to join other MPs and Peers to attend Westminster Flu Day, a flu vaccine clinic held in the House of Commons, to encourage their constituents to get this season’s flu vaccine in line with Government recommendations.  

Sheryll Murray – backing Gas Safety Week

Local MP Sheryll Murray felt it important to back gas safety week making a video to support the cause.  Gas Safety week takes place between the 16th and 22nd September.  The Video has been shown at various events and has been uploaded to Youtube.

Mining – possible boost for Cornish economy

On Friday local MP Sheryll Murray put forward a Bill to the House of Commons to enable the UK to have better opportunities of harvesting minerals from the bottom of the sea.  

Publication of Flood Insurance Clauses in The Water Bill welcomed

Local MP Sheryll Murray has welcomed the news that Conservative Minister, Richard Benyon MP, has published the draft Flood Insurance clauses to the Water Bill.  The purpose of these new clauses is to secure availability and affordability of home insurance in areas of high risk.

Don’t let time flu by

Last week, in Parliament, Sheryll Murray MP paid to have a flu jab and encouraged others, especially those who qualify to have a free immunisation, to do so now.

Government listens over Pasty Tax consultation

Upon the Government announcement that Pasty Tax would not cover pasties which were freshly cooked, ie still hot, would not be charged VAT Cornwall’s Conservative MPs welcomed the news saying:  George Eustice MP said, “This announcement is fantastic news for the Cornish pasty industry and effectively means that, provided no attempt is made to keep pasties hot after they have been cooked, they will remain exempt from VAT. Many people are sceptical about government consultations but this shows that George Osborne and the Treasury have listened carefully to concerns raised and made improvements to their original proposal. They deserve credit for that.”  Sheryll Murray MP, said, “I am so pleased we have a government that listens. I told the government that I didn’t want to see an army of  thermometer wielding tax inspectors poking our pasties and that I was really concerned about the vagaries of ambient temperature. They listened. I constantly get people into my surgery and when I say there is a consultation they always turn around and say they won’t listen. This proves them wrong. Anyone who criticises the fact that the government has changed its opinion clearly does not want government that will listen to the people.”  Sarah Newton MP said, “Straight after the Budget I got in touch with David Gauke MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, and told him how this was going to effect Cornish bakers. In my discussions we agreed that a common sense solution must be found and felt assured that this was always going to be sorted.”

Take your meds!

Local MP Sheryll Murray attended an event which took her back to her days in the NHS working at the local surgery. The event was designed to remind people suffering from a heart condition to “Take your meds”.

Take your meds!

Local MP Sheryll Murray attended an event which took her back to her days in the NHS working at the local surgery. The event was designed to remind people suffering from a heart condition to “Take your meds”.

MP meets Paralympians

Local MP Sheryll Murray took time out from her busy Parliamentary schedule to meet her constituent, David Pond, who is the Chief Executive of Great Britain’s wheelchair rugby and many other people involved in the Paralympic games at a reception in Parliament sponsored by EDF.

Statement following the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Address to Parliament

Following today’s speech Sheryll Murray said, “It was a great privilege to attend the Address given by our Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to both Houses of Parliament as part of the celebration of her Diamond Jubilee. It was an honour to represent the people of South East Cornwall in Parliament today in particular.