Brexit for North Cornwall

On 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. 17.5 million people voted to leave - the biggest mandate for anything in British political history.

Cornwall voted 56.5% - 43.5% to leave the EU, with North Cornwall voting 60% - 40% to leave.

Before the EU Referendum, Scott campaigned for Leave because it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Britain to take back control of its laws, its judiciary, billions of pounds in contributions and its territorial fishing waters.

Now that the UK has voted to Leave, Scott will be campaigning to get a good deal for North Cornwall's most important EU-related sectors: 

Farming

A British Agricultural Policy which delivers a fairer deal for farmers.

One where farm payments are simpler and easier; where the Government actively promotes British produce at home and abroad; where the Government no longer has to adhere to EU competition rules, which means British companies and farmers can be chosen to provide food for civil servants and the Armed Forces; and a supply of skilled labour from both British and foreign workforces.

Fishing

A British Fisheries Policy which sees the UK take back control of its territorial fishing waters which are currently overseen by the EU when it comes to fishing quotas, rules and regulation.

Scott wants the Government to make sure that British waters are not used as a bargaining chip in negotiations and that it supports fishing communities to grow and become vibrant towns and villages. By taking back control of quotas, the UK can prioritise its own fisherman while overseeing vital management and conservation of fish stocks.

Funding

A regional funding programme which invests in Cornwall.

Currently, Cornwall is a net beneficiary of EU funds. These are allocated to the county by Brussels, with money invested in infrastructure and enterprise. As the UK only gets half its membership fee back from the EU, Scott argues that there is no reason why a form of regional funding cannot continue after Brexit, but without the bureaucracy and hoop-jumping associated with Brussels.

 

News

Scott welcomes Brexit Minister to Padstow during Cornwall tour

Scott Mann welcomed Brexit Minister Steve Baker to North Cornwall this week as part of a tour around the county to meet with businesses and educational institutions to discuss Britain's exit from the European Union and how it can be made a success of in the Duchy.

Scott: Farming, before and after Brexit

Scott Mann marks the annual conference for the National Farmers Union by discussing farming before and after Brexit. Article originally published for the ConservativeHome website