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Truro and Falmouth

Jayne Kirkham

Jayne Kirkham [email protected] 07736895195
Richmond House, 37 Edward Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AJ

Personal Statement

There is so much to be done in Truro and Falmouth, from working to build the green economy and create the jobs that Cornwall needs, to cleaning up our rivers and seas.

I live and work in the constituency having moved here 18 years ago when I married a naval pilot. Before that, I worked for a number of years as a solicitor representing working people who had accidents at work or employment claims.

As a single parent in Cornwall I put my legal skills to use at Cornwall Citizens Advice and then worked as a teaching assistant at Falmouth Secondary School for seven years while my son was in school.

I stood for Parliament for the first time in Truro and Falmouth in 2017 when we tripled the Labour vote here and made It a Conservative/Labour marginal constituency. I am now Labour Group Leader on Cornwall Council and also sit on Falmouth Town Council. Notable successes include proposing & pushing through Cornwall Council’s Climate Emergency declaration, forcing a budget amendment to provide £3.5 million for mental healthcare for our young people in schools and shaping and campaigning on housing policy, which is such a vital issue in Cornwall.

My priorities for Truro and Falmouth are:

1. The new Green Economy and decent, well-paid jobs that Cornwall needs and deserves.

2. Tackling Cornwall’s housing crisis.

3. Saving and rebuilding Cornwall’s NHS and social care.

I am working hard to be the next MP for Truro and Falmouth, so that I can be a strong and effective advocate for Cornwall in Westminster.

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