Dan Rogerson is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for North Cornwall. He is campaigning for a fair deal for Cornwall.
Dan spent all his early life in the constituency attending local schools. He now lives in Bodmin with his wife, Heidi, who has taught in Cornish primary schools. They have three children – sons Mawgan and Jago and daughter Elowen.
He joined the Liberal Democrats while still at school to help fight for the election of Paul Tyler, who was Liberal Democrat MP for North Cornwall from 1992-2005. Dan then graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth with a degree in politics including a work placement in Parliament with Paddy Ashdown, the then party leader. From 1996 until 2002 Dan worked in local Government and then for a University while fighting political campaigns in his own time. He was elected a councillor in 1999, gaining a seat from Labour with a 27% swing. He then served as Deputy Group Leader.
He was elected to represent his home constituency in Parliament on 5th May 2005.
Dan has built up a strong campaigning reputation and has fought Post Office closures, the unfair Council Tax and for better services in his native Cornwall. To find out more about his campaigns look here:
He has been a school governor and chairman of a community centre management committee.
He made his maiden speech in Parliament on Wednesday 18th May 2005 and took the opportunity to raise important issues for North Cornwall. His speech was nominated for an award. Dan was also delighted to swear the oath in Cornish. He passed the first grade in the Cornish language in 1994 although he confesses to being “very rusty!”
Dan has served on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee since 2005 and has worked on their inquiries into the rural economy, bovine TB, climate change and many other issues.
Since his election Dan has been successively Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for the Environment, Housing, Arts and Heritage and now Local Government. He has represented the party in debates on many issues including the Planning Bill and the Business Rates Supplement Bill.
Dan works with a number of Parliamentary Groups: Chairman of the Cheese Industry Group, Vice Chair of the Rural Services Group, Hon. Treasurer of the Sustainable Resource Group, member of many more including Spinal Injuries, Muscular Dystrophy, Chagos Islanders, Holy See, Group on Children’s Play, Writer’s Group and Hill Farming Group
Dan enjoys reading, particularly Cornish history and listening to blues music.