Dan Rogerson was the MP for North Cornwall from 2005 until 2015. He is standing again as the Liberal Democrat candidate for this constituency.
Dan was born and grew up in Cornwall and joined the Liberal Democrats while he was at school. As MP, Dan was the Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for the Environment, Housing, Arts & Heritage, and Local Government. He campaigned successfully to deliver a £800 per year income tax cut for working people on low and average incomes, for the A30 to be changed into a dual carriageway at Temple, and for local sky-high water bills to be reduced.
He says,’The election in North Cornwall is about electing a hard-working MP who will make sure there is an effective opposition to the government in Westminster; speaking up for local people. I have a track record of standing up for North Cornwall in Parliament and would be proud to do so again.’ With local issues such as the closure of the Bodmin Treatment Centre and cuts in Education budgets at stake, Dan says the choice is between ‘an MP who will do what they’re told by the Conservatives’ and ‘a fighter who will always put Cornwall first.’
Dan’s priorities include securing more investment and jobs for north and east Cornwall, encouraging more affordable housing for local people and bringing more decision-making from Westminster and Whitehall to people in Cornwall.
He adds that the Liberal Democrats are the only Party who can challenge the Conservatives in his constituency, ‘Elections in North Cornwall are always a close fight between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. It’s clear that Labour, the Greens and UKIP cannot win here.’
Dan lives with his wife and three children in Bodmin. He speaks some Kernewek – the Cornish language, and is keen to promote its use.