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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”.

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”.

Ready, Set, Wear it!

Local MP Sheryll Murray accompanied local Councillors and staff in wearing her lifejacket to work to encourage safety on the water. They all took part in the international Ready, Set, Wear it campaign which has events in several countries around the world.

South East Cornwall Councillors Bernie Ellis, Olive Eggleston and Russell Bartlett joined Sheryll and her staff as Summer approaches and many people in Cornwall are thinking about getting out on their boats. The campaign aims to show how lifejackets can be shown to be easily worn in every day life.

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.

MP supports ‘Choose Charity Shops’ week

As part of a national campaign organised by the Charity Retail Association to encourage people to donate items to local charity shops Sheryll Murray MP made a donation to CLIC Sargent’s Saltash store recently. The campaign runs from the 14th to 19th May and encourages people to donate to local charity stores.