Dan Rogerson

 

Liberal Democrat for North Cornwall 

Esel Senedh Livrel Weriniethor a-barth Kernow Gledh

4 Tower Street, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8BQ

4 Stret Tour, Lannstefan, Kernow PL15 8BQ

Telephone: 01566 777123

Pellgowser: 01566 777123

www.danrogerson.org

 

"Dan Rogerson"

 

Dan Rogerson was born in Cornwall and grew up in Bodmin, where he attended Bodmin College before studying Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

He still lives in Bodmin with his wife Heidi, who works in a local primary school, and their three children Mawgan, Jago and Elowen.

Dan enjoys blues music, political history and Celtic culture. He speaks some Kernewek - the Cornish language, and is keen to promote its use.

 

Elections

Dan joined the Liberal Democrats while still at school in 1991 to help fight for the election of Paul Tyler (Liberal Democrat MP for North Cornwall, 1992-2005) and to campaign for a fair deal for the area.

Before being elected to Parliament for the seat of North Cornwall in 2005, Dan worked in local government and for a university.

During his time as an MP, Dan has served on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee as well as a number of cross-party Parliamentary Groups such as those on Rural Services and Sustainable Resources. Dan was also the founder of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Cheese, reflecting the importance of the dairy industry to his North Cornwall consistency.

Dan has been the Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for the Environment, Housing, Arts and Heritage, and Local Government portfolios and in 2008 he was the Lib Dem spokesman for the Planning Act, where he tirelessly fought to give local people more of a say over the number of second homes in their area.

Before his appointment as a Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in October 2013, Dan was Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Education, Families and Young People.

In his role at Defra, Dan holds responsibility for water, forestry, resource management and rural affairs and this has seen him take the Water Bill through Parliament, helping those householders in flood risk areas to get access to affordable flood insurance.

 

Achievements

Dan has built up a strong reputation for standing up for local people and fighting for better services in communities across North Cornwall.

Dan has a strong record of delivering for local people. As MP, Dan has:

  • Successfully campaigned for a reduction in sky-high South West Water bills
  • Worked to protect local services such as bus routes, Camelford Leisure Centre and out-of-hours medical services in Bude
  • Secured funding to upgrade the A30 at Temple to dual carriageway
  • Stopped the Conservatives introducing regional pay for public sector workers in Cornwall and delivered a £700-a-year income tax cut for working people on low and average incomes  
  • Campaigned against Labour’s Post Office closures and helped secure funding to stop any further branch closure programmes under the Coalition Government
  • Fought for a fair deal for local schools, including an extra £2.5 million of Pupil Premium funding for North Cornwall in 2013/14, and for a fairer national schools funding formula

Dan’s priorities include securing more investment and jobs for north and east Cornwall, encouraging more affordable housing for local people and bringing more decision-making from Westminster and Whitehall to people in Cornwall.

 

Temple Road Improvements

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November 14 Newsletter

 

 Liberal Democrats

In this newsletter:

Next Wednesday the Government will present its Autumn Budget Statement to Parliament. Important funding decisions are announced in the Autumn Statement. Back in 2012’s statement we found out that years of campaigning to upgrade the A30 at Temple had been successful as the Government announced funding for the project.

In the run up to this year’s Autumn Statement I’ve been working to get a fair deal for our area on the amount of tax we pay on fuel; to bring back railway services to North and East Cornwall; and to make sure our NHS has the funding it needs.

Best wishes,

Dan Rogerson

Liberal Democrat MP for North Cornwall

 

P.S. - You may have started to receive information from other parties now there's an election coming. The local Lib Dem team work hard all year round, every year for North Cornwall while the other parties only reappear at election time. Thank you for your support on these important local issues.

 

 

Help Dan to cut the amount of tax we pay on fuel

It’s time motorists in North Cornwall paid less tax on petrol and diesel – find out more and sign my petition here.

 

More money needed for our NHS

It’s too important to delay spending decisions on the NHS. Find out more about the Lib Dem campaign to invest as much as £1.5 billion in our NHS from April 2015 here.

 

Bringing railway services closer to North Cornwall

I am leading the campaign to re-open the railway line to Okehampton and Tavistock, and to re-introduce railway services to Bude, Launceston, Camelford and North Cornwall.

Help me by signing my petition here: http://www.danrogerson.org/bring_back_trains

 

Working to improve local bus services

I am campaigning to protect and improve local bus services across North Cornwall. Too many people have been let down by buses not turning up or by services being cancelled or changed at short notice.

 

An £800-a-year tax cut

Liberal Democrats in Coalition Government have given people on low and average incomes an £800-a-year income tax cut, helping people keep more of the money they earn. It was on the front page of the Lib Dem manifesto in 2010, and delivering the tax cut for those who need it the most has been a priority in Government.

Now I want to increase this to a £1,200-a-year tax cut. Read more about the plans here.

Dan Rogerson

Liberal Democrat MP for North Cornwall

Web: www.danrogerson.org

 

E-mail: Dan.Rogerson.MP@Parliament.uk

 

Telephone: 01566 777123

 

Write: 4 Tower Street, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8BQ

Facebook: www.facebook.com/danrogerson

 

 

 

 

 

St Tudy Phone Box: 23/10/14

I am e-mailing to let you know about plans to remove the public telephone in St Tudy.

BT are planning to remove the call box near the St Tudy Inn. There are plans to remove a total of 130 public telephones across Cornwall.

Public call boxes can be a lifeline in an emergency. I have concerns that if public telephones in our rural communities are removed it will be difficult for people to make emergency calls, especially if there is a poor mobile telephone signal or if there is a problem with the mobile network.

Before I discuss the plans with BT, I would like to hear whether you think that this public telephone should be saved from the axe.

If you have any other comments about the plans, or if there is anything else that I can help with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Dan Rogerson MP

 

Liberal Democrat MP for North Cornwall