Scott Mann was elected as Member of Parliament for North Cornwall at the May 2015 General Election. Born in Wadebridge, Scott went to school and has worked and lived in North Cornwall all his life.
Working as a postman, Scott entered politics through joining the Wadebridge Conservative Club. Shortly afterwards, he was elected as the councillor for Wadebridge West on North Cornwall District Council (NCDC).
Scott retained his seat at the next local elections and continued to represent Wadebridge West when NCDC was replaced by the Cornwall Council unitary authority.
Standing for Parliament in May 2015, Scott wanted to represent the interests of everyone in North Cornwall, from Kilkhampton down the coast to Padstow, and from Launceston across the moor to Bodmin.
As your MP, Scott will stand up for North Cornwall by campaigning for:
- Affordable and self-build housing that people can actually afford in order to help hardworking local people get on the housing ladder
- More GPs and a 7-day-a-week NHS so local people have more access to healthcare whenever they need it
- Improving transport links to cut journey times and help local businesses grow
- More apprenticeships so young people can learn a profession and start a career
- Protection of our coast and countryside by opposing wind turbines and instead supporting alternative, more effective means of renewable energy such as tidal and geothermal.
Scott is also standing up for North Cornwall's essential industries - Fishing, Farming and Tourism - which are vital to its economy through creating jobs, revenue, produce and trade.
Scott backed the UK leaving the EU and will stand up for North Cornwall's farmers and fisherman as negotiations take place. In short, Scott wants Cornwall's fisherman to regain their territorial waters so fishing communities can once again thrive, and for the Duchy's farmers to get greater support from the Government through more incentives and less bureaucracy.
Scott is also a member of the House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee, is Vice-Chairman of both the Local Democracy and WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs). He is also a member of APPGs for Rural Health & Social Care, Angling, Housing & Planning, the Visitor Economy, and FairFuel among others.
Scott also sits on the Government's Life Chances Group which is headed by the Work and Pensions Secretary to form policy around creating better life chances for people from deprived backgrounds.