Fighting for a fair deal for Cornwall

Fighting for a fair deal for Cornwall

As Member of Parliament for North Cornwall, I am proud to represent the community I grew up in. I still live here, and I’m now raising my own family in Bodmin, with my wife, Heidi.

This website allows people to observe my work both in Parliament and in all the different parts of North Cornwall. The constituency has seventy parishes and I try to get to all of them regularly, to meet residents, and to listen to their concerns, so I can raise the issues that matter to people here when I speak up for us in Westminster.

Representing the people of North Cornwall in Parliament is an honour and contact with my constituents is key. On this site you will find details of how to contact me in person, by email or by post. Please contact me if there are any issues that you would like me to pursue on your behalf.

- Dan Rogerson.

Dan Rogerson urges parents to ‘talk PANTS!’

Dan Rogerson urges parents to ‘talk PANTS!’

Dan Rogerson supporting the campaign

Dan Rogerson supporting the campaign

North Cornwall MP, Dan Rogerson is lending his support to an NSPCC campaign urging parents to talk pants in order to protect their children from sexual abuse.

Dan is supporting the charity’s Underwear Rule campaign, which was launched in the House of Commons recently.

Awareness of sexual abuse has risen dramatically since the vast catalogue of assaults committed by Jimmy Savile were revealed last year, with the NSPCC’s helpline experiencing a huge rise in calls.

But while parents want to help their children stay safe from sexual abuse many don’t always have the confidence to explain how.  A YouGov poll conducted recently on behalf of the NSPCC revealed that that half the parents of 5-17-year-olds who took part in the survey had never spoken to their sons or daughters about the issue and more than two in five (43%) said it was a difficult conversation.

The six week advertising campaign, which will be aired on nearly 60 local radio stations throughout the UK and supported by Netmums, will help these parents teach the ‘Underwear Rule’ to their children during simple conversations. The campaign complements the organisation’s ChildLine Schools Service which is visiting every primary school in the UK advising children on how to stay safe from all forms of abuse. The campaign provides supportive guidance for parents explaining the Underwear Rule. The NSPCC has developed an easy-to-remember guide – Talk PANTS – that helps children understand the key points of the Rule.

Privates are private.
Always remember your body belongs to you
No means no
Talk about secrets that upset you
Speak up, someone can help

Dan Rogerson MP said:

“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare to find their child has been touched inappropriately – and no family wants to think it will ever happen to them. But as the statistics show, it does happen to one in 20 kids, and nine times out of ten by someone known to the child. So by talking about it, you are taking the first steps to keeping your children safe”.

“Parents need to find a way to make their kids aware of the danger without scaring them, and that’s exactly why the NSPCC is promoting with the Underwear Rule. It’s clear, simple and easy for even young kids to understand. Think of it as a green cross code against sexual abuse. That is why I am encouraging parents to learn the underwear rule and talk PANTS with their children.”

Peter Wanless, new CEO of the NSPCC, added:

“We are grateful for the support of Dan Rogerson.  The shocking case of Savile has horrified many parents and understandably it has heightened concerns around sexual abuse. But most abuse is closer to home and if we are to tackle this issue we must prevent it before it even starts.

“To do this we must educate our children about staying safe and speaking out. A quick conversation could make a big difference and that’s why the more people like Dan who can help us promote this very important message, the better.”

Press Releases

Dan Rogerson urges parents to ‘talk PANTS!’

Monday, July 29, 2013

North Cornwall MP, Dan Rogerson is lending his support to an NSPCC campaign urging parents to talk pants in order to protect their children from sexual abuse.

Dan Rogerson welcomes return of more local news to ITV

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dan Rogerson, Liberal Democrat MP for North Cornwall, has welcomed a decision to restore dedicated regional news bulletins on ITV.

MP welcomes second home assurances on ‘Help to Buy’ scheme

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson has welcomed a statement from the Chancellor George Osborne today that the Government’s Help to Buy scheme will not be available to second home owners.

Millionth person enrols onto Coalition Government pension scheme

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dan Rogerson MP has welcomed the news that Liberal Democrat action in Government to secure a better retirement has seen the millionth person benefit.

Campaign for Bodmin town centre rail link takes a step forward

Monday, July 22, 2013

A campaign by North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson to bring scheduled rail services back to Bodmin Town Centre has taken a step forward after a productive meeting last week.

Rogerson backs fair fuel inquiry call

Thursday, July 18, 2013

North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson is calling on the Office of Fair Trading to launch an inquiry into fuel price manipulation.