Lib Dem President campaigns for better services in SE Cornwall

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Lib Dem Party President Sal Brinton met with local campaigners Phil Hutty, Sam Tamlin, Martin Eddy, Jesse Foot and Christopher Cooke to discuss NHS provision in Saltash.

Baroness Sal Brinton, the Lib Dem Party President, visited South East Cornwall on Wednesday 15th February as part of a tour of the Duchy.

During her visit, Baroness Brinton met with several candidates for May’s Council elections to get an update on local issues. The visit began with a discussion of NHS provision in Saltash with local campaigners including Sam Tamlin and Christopher Cooke, as well as meeting St Germans Rail Action Group with local campaigner Jesse Foot to congratulate them on their achievements for the area.

Pollution issues in Tideford were also discussed, along with road safety issues on the A38 at Menheniot, where Charles Boney has been pressing for junction improvements. Cllr Edwina Hannaford then updated Baroness Brinton on infrastructure projects planned for Looe. She also met with Phil Hutty, the local Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate, to discuss cuts from Central Government.

“I was pleased to come to South East Cornwall,” said Baroness Brinton. “But there are clearly issues that need addressing. With Conservative cuts of up to a quarter of a billion pounds for the Duchy’s health services alone, we need Cornwall to avoid becoming a ‘One Party State’ at the mercy of the Conservatives. I’m pleased the local Lib Dems have a strong slate of candidates who can take the fight to the Conservatives in May.”