Sir Graham Watson, Liberal Democrats
Cornwall gets more out of the EU than it puts in. This is fact. And with another £500 million investment from Brussels into Cornwall over the next six years, only the Liberal Democrats are standing up to protect this funding and the millions of jobs that depend on Britain's membership of the European Union. To be in work, really means to be in Europe.
From working with businesses right across Cornwall, protecting and creating jobs by ensuring their voice is heard on key EU legislation, to securing protected status for the Cornish Pasty, I have been standing up for Cornwall. To protect jobs and its heritage for future generations.
If re-elected, I will continue to fight Cornwall's corner in Brussels. Ensuring that we get every Pound possible to stimulate the local economy, re-train those out of work and continue the major infrastructure investment EU funding has brought such as superfast broadband.
I will also continue to fight to secure our borders from international crime. Giving our police forces the powers to tackle human trafficking, drug smuggling and cracking down on paedophile gangs. Unlike the conservatives, who oppose judicial and police cooperation. £1.4 million is being spent in the South West to protect children online, a fund I helped to protect.
However, whilst the EU has been good for Cornwall, it needs to work better. That is why Liberal Democrats have been leading the fight for reform. Abolishing 'roaming' charges when using your mobile phone abroad as well as working to scrap regulations that bind businesses in red tape are just two examples of the Lib Dem reform agenda.