At a packed meeting of local constituency members, Derek Thomas has been confirmed as the Conservative candidate for the St Ives constituency for the forthcoming General Election.
Mr Thomas says that he will campaign on the same issues that he fought the 2015 election and that, if elected, he would continue to be “a hard-working, local MP, championing the cause of West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly”.
“It has been a great honour to have been the MP for this area for the past two years,” he said.
“I will continue to work at providing West Cornwall with the skilled and high-paid jobs we need, the affordable homes that so many people are looking for and bringing health and social care services closer together and closer to home.
“These are the issues that matter most to people, the issues that I campaigned for in 2015 and the issues that I will continue to work towards if I am elected on 8th June.
“As the UK negotiates an exit from the European Union, it is essential that West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has a strong voice so that we get the best deal we can for everybody who lives and works here.”