George Eustice

Camborne, Redruth and Hayle
George Eustice was born and raised in Cornwall. The Eustice family have lived and worked in the Camborne and Redruth area for over four hundred years, first working in the mining and engineering industry and then farming at Gwinear, where they have lived for the past 150 years.

After several years working in the family farming business, George gained several years' political campaign experience. He worked on the anti-euro 'No Campaign', as Campaign Director between 1999 and 2003. He was then the Conservative Party's Head of Press under Michael Howard between 2003 and the 2005 General Election. He was David Cameron's Press Secretary from June 2005 until the end of 2007 and was part of his campaign team during the leadership contest.

Since his election as MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle in May 2010, he has championed economic regeneration in Cornwall and was active on the No2AV campaign against the adoption of the Alternative Vote system. George actively campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, stating that he wants to see Ministers and their Civil Servants have the freedom to start thinking policy ideas through from first principles.

George was a member of the Environment and Rural Affairs Select Committee. He concentrated on a variety of issues including water poverty in rural areas and dangerous dog legislation. In 2013 he was appointed on to the Downing Street Policy Board, with responsibility for Energy and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). He is now Minister of State, with responsibility for agriculture, fisheries and food.

George's other work in Parliament has included presenting a Private Members Bill giving new protection to borrowers who offer lenders a security interest over their assets. He successfully campaigned to protect Cornwall's policing budget and extend the £50 rebate on water bills in the South West.

See Also

Steve Double

St Austell and Newquay
Steve Double was born and raised in St Austell. He has always lived and worked in mid-Cornwall so understands first-hand the challenges local people face. He has been married to Anne for 30 years and they have 2 boys.

Scott Mann

North Cornwall
Born in Wadebridge, Scott Mann 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.

Sheryll Murray

South East Cornwall
Sheryll Murray was born in the village of Millbrook, South East Cornwall, where she went to school before continuing her secondary education at nearby Torpoint Comprehensive School. Sheryll was a member of the Governing Body of the school for nine years.

Derek Thomas

St Ives & the Isles of Scilly
Derek Thomas was elected as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Ives and the Isles of Scilly in the 2015 General Election, becoming the first Conservative MP for the area since 1997. He is currently a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee.