Scott Mann is the Member of Parliament for North Cornwall. He has been the MP since May 2015, having been re-elected in June 2017 and December 2019.
Born in Wadebridge, Scott went to school in the town and has worked and lived in North Cornwall all of his life. Working as a postman for nearly 20 years, Scott entered politics through joining the Wadebridge Conservative Club. Shortly afterward, he was elected as the councilor 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.
In May 2015, Scott was elected as the Member of Parliament for North Cornwall with 21,689 votes, giving him a 45% share of the vote and a majority of 6,621. After a snap General Election took place in June 2017, Scott was re-elected with 23,835 votes, giving him a 50.7% share of the vote and a majority of 7,200. Upon returning to Parliament, Scott was appointed as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Department for Transport, and in January 2018, he became PPS to Her Majesty's Treasury - a role he held until his resignation in July 2018.
In December 2019, Scott secured a record-breaking re-election by attracting the most votes, the biggest share of the vote and the biggest majority in the constituency's history.
From a turnout of 51,678 people (73.9%), Scott received 30,671 votes - up by 4,836 from 2017 - giving him a 59.4% share of the vote - up by 8.6 percentage points from 2017. With his closest opponent getting 15,919 votes, Scott secured a majority of 14,752 - more than double his majority in 2017.
Since his initial election in 2015, Scott has increased his share of the vote from 45% to 59.4% (+14.4) and his majority from 6,621 to 14,752 (+8,131). His total number of votes has risen from 21,689 to 30,671.
Scott is passionate about representing the interests of everyone in North Cornwall, from Kilkhampton down the coast to Padstow, and from Launceston across the moor to Bodmin.
Scott stands up for North Cornwall by campaigning on several key issues:
- Supporting our fishermen and farmers by ensuring North Cornwall's agricultural and fishing industries make the best of global Britain
- Affordable and self-build housing that people can actually afford in order to help hardworking local people get on the housing ladder
- World-class NHS services for North Cornwall 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 and training so young people can learn a profession and start a career
- Protection of our coast and countryside by opposing onshore wind turbines and instead, supporting alternative, more effective means of renewable energy such as tidal and geothermal.
Scott is a firm believer in North Cornwall's traditional 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 has stood for North Cornwall's 2016 vote to leave. Now that we have left the EU, Scott wants to help North Cornwall's farmers and fisherman access the international market and seize new opportunities presented by global Britain.
During his time as MP, Scott has been a member of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, was the Vice-Chairman of both the Local Democracy and WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs), and was also a member of APPGs for Rural Health & Social Care, Angling, Housing & Planning, the Visitor Economy, and FairFuel, among others.
Scott also sat on the Government's Life Chances Group to form policy around creating better life chances for people from deprived backgrounds.
In January 2020 Scott was appointed as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Education.
The Queen approved the appointment of Scott Mann MP as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) in January 2021. This role is unpaid.