Geroge Eustice MP, Conservative
George Eustice was elected in 2010 and was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs in October 2013.
Ashcroft Polling ( June 2014):CON: 37%, LAB: 24%, LD: 13%, UKIP: 14%, Green: 8%
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
Michael Foster is a entertainment and media entrepreneur campaigning for greater education investment in local communities in order to create opportunities and keep young people in the area.
Julia Goldsworthy is the former Member of Parliament for Camborne & Redruth (2005-10) and, until recently, Special Adviser to Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander. As MP for Camborne & Redruth, Goldsworthy served as the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (2006-07) and Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government before losing her seat by 66 votes to current Conservative MP George Eustice. Within days of her defeat, Goldsworthy was named Danny’s Special Adviser, where she has remained for the majority of the past four years. While in Parliament, Goldsworthy highlighted local Cornish issues and received scrutiny for expenses claimed against her second home.
Geoff Garbett is the Secretary of the West Cornwall Green Party and Parish Councillor for Carharrack. Garbett was additionally a founding member of the Green Party and previously stood for Parliament in 1979. Outside of politics, Garbett is a university lecturer, serving as an Associate Lecturer for The Open University since 2000. Garbett previously lectured at Cornwall College from 1993 to 2013.
Dr. Robert Smith, a founding member of UKIP, contested Devon and Cornwall Police Commissioner election in 2012. For over 20 years, Smith has worked as a professional Child and Education psychologist in independent business.