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Looe Festival of Food and Drink hailed ‘Great Success’

Local MP Sheryll Murray was pleased to join around 2,000 people who took the opportunity to visit the very first Looe Festival of Food & Drink held in Millpool car park on the banks of the Looe. The event included many local suppliers and cooking demonstrations and was organised by Taste South East Cornwall.

Awards for Liskeard ‘Ambassadors’

Sheryll Murray, MP for South East Cornwall, was delighted to attend an awards dinner for the Liskeard Girls Football Club. The Club, which has four teams, attended an Oscar themed award ceremony following a fantastic season.

Solution must be found over RNLI life guards and Club access

Sheryll Murray, MP for South East Cornwall, visited the beach at Whitsand Bay to get an update on the situation regarding RNLI life guards and the access to the Whitsand Bay Surf Lifesaving Club premises.  Currently the RNLI cannot access the life guard watch station and the Club cannot access the equipment stored below.

Coast Guard David Hill retires after over 40 years service

Sheryll Murray, MP for South East Cornwall, was pleased to visit Polruan Coast Guard station in her constituency on the occasion of David Hill’s retirement from the service.  David was first presented his second long service bar after over 40 years of service by the Coastal Safety Manager Helen Hudson. Sheryll then presented David and some fellow coastguards the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal to those who had worked on the front line for over ten years.  Sheryll said, “It is just fantastic the effort David Hill has put in over the years and I was pleased to be able to attend his retirement ceremony and thank him personally. I know more than most the vitally important role these brave men and women undertake.”

Ministerial visit prompts talk on transport issues

Following an invitation by South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray, a Minister for Transport, Theresa Villiers, made a visit to the constituency to find out about local issues. During her visit she heard about the need for a bridge over the A38 in Saltash, listened to concerns at Saltash train station, travelled the Looe line and promised to investigate communication masts on the Fowey.

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.”

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.”

Thrilled at Liskeard Portas Bid win

Local MP Sheryll Murray made the following statement following the news that Liskeard had become one of the first Portas Pilots: “I am absolutely thrilled that one of the Portas Pilots areis to be in my constituency of South East Cornwall. I offer my warmest congratulations to Sally Hawken and the Liskeard Town Team for getting the bid together. I know a lot of people worked incredibly hard to be awarded this status and I am so pleased it has paid off. Liskeard has great potential – that is why I wanted my office in the town. I have written to the Liskeard Town Team offering my congratulations and support in their endeavours.” 

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”.