The Liberal Democrat's parliamentary candidate for Truro and Falmouth launched her General Election campaign last week.

Ruth Gripper, who grew up in Perranwell Station and schooled in Truro, spoke after the dissolution of Parliament, as the six-week run-up to the December 12 election began.

She said: "The Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain and we have a real chance to win in Truro and Falmouth. With Sarah Newton standing down as an MP, and the Conservative party still without a candidate, there is all to play for.

"I am really proud to be standing for the Lib Dems in my home constituency. As MP I will stand up for our area and be a strong and independent voice in Westminster - campaigning to tackle climate change and for greater investment in our public services. I'm looking forward to talking to people over the next six weeks about their concerns and hopes for the future.

"Cornwall deserves better than this Conservative government. Our public services are underfunded. The Conservative government has made a complete mess of Brexit. And they have slashed the environmental measures the Lib Dems introduced in Coalition. It is time for change.

She added: "We've got a positive message about the changes we want to see for the country and have been getting a great response on the doorstep. People are tired of Brexit and they don't trust Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn. Jo Swinson's Liberal Democrats offer something different. This election is a chance for people to stop Brexit and build a brighter future by voting Liberal Democrat on 12th December."