Cornwall being short changed by this Tory Government

Posted on: 18th March 2021

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Cornwall being short changed by this Tory Government and we are asking them to review our position in the levelling up funding recently announced. You too could write to ask your M.P why we are not in the top tier, along with Northern areas, when the evidence is clear that Cornwall has been under-funder for years.

We have asked Officers to write to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, to make the case for Cornwall’s ranking to be reconsidered, as they have placed the Duchy as a ‘Tier Two’ area for the new Levelling Up Fund, meaning that Cornwall’s residents and businesses will miss out on vital funding. We need a fair share of this £4.8billion fund and should have been in ‘Tier One’.

The Spending Review, has ear-marked this money for infrastructure across the UK, in particular town centre and high street regeneration, local transport projects and culture and heritage. We have a high need for this investment.

Before the last General Election, the Prime Minister pledged that Cornwall would be no worse off after we left the EU but day after day we are seeing this promise broken. The EU recognised our need for financial support but the Government does not give us such priority, despite having 6 Tory M.P’s, who should be fighting our corner.

Keep this in mind when voting in May. Any Votes for the Conservatives will be interpreted as supporting their treatment of Cornwall.