Prime Minister goes on the campaign trail in South West

Rishi Sunak spent the day in the South West yesterday attempting to convince voters in key constituencies to back the Conservatives.

The Prime Minister took the sleeper train from London to the South West and then went on a whirlwind tour of the region which is seen as a key battleground in the coming election.

At a train depot in Penzance, Sunak spoke about the plans to close university courses offering what he has described as ”rip-off degrees” in England and said he was committed to levelling up funding for Cornwall.

He said that, instead of university courses, the government would fund up to 100,000 extra apprenticeships a year.

Sunak then met apprentices at the Wildanet Technical Training Academy in Liskeard.

The Conservative leader then addressed employees at defence vehicle manufacturer Supacat in Honiton, Devon.

Mr Sunak spoke about the economy and the work the government has been doing to help support families.

The Prime Minister then went on to meet a group of people who had taken over community ownership of a village pub in Drewsteignton in central Devon.

He sat at a table with the pub’s committee and drank a pint of lemonade from a traditional beer mug as he was joined by Mel Stride, the Work and Pensions Secretary and Conservative MP for Central Devon.