Scrap the bedroom tax – George – not taking this lying down

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, says that Conservative Ministers have no right to overrule Parliament using an underhand device in an attempt to kill off his Bill to scrap the bedroom tax. Mr George is challenging the authority of Conservative Government Ministers to defy the clearly expressed will of Parliament by overruling the majority of […]

George accuses Cameron of “abusing power” over his scuppering of anti bedroom tax Bill

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, accused the Prime Minister of abusing the privilege of executive power and denying the will of the House of Commons today. He raised his point at Prime Minister’s Questions after the Tories announced that they refused to grant money for Mr George’s Affordable Homes Private Members’ Bill. Mr George raised […]

Statement on the adjournment of the Affordable Homes Bill

Following the adjournment of the Affordable Homes Bill, West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly MP, Andrew George, commented: “The Bill Committee has adjourned until a Money Resolution is provided. I said in Committee that the failure of the Government to provide a Money Resolution was a flagrant abuse of the privilege of executive power and […]

e-petition: Cancel Police and Crime Commissioner Elections in 2016

The Police and Crime Commissioner role attracts little public interest. Further no one person, no matter how brilliant, could ever hope to engage effectively with such a large number of constituents. It has done nothing to increase democratic accountability for the Police so the costly experiment must be brought to an end. Future management could […]

Packed St Ives meeting resolves to take protest to Parliament

At a packed meeting called by local MP, Andrew George, St Ives residents resolved to take their protest against plans for new homes at Treloyhan to the Government. The meeting heard not just from the local MP, but his invited guest, Baroness Kate Parminter – former Chief Executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England […]

Penwith badger vaccination project

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, showed Parliamentary colleague Baroness Kate Parminter how the Penwith badger vaccination project is progressing on Saturday 25th October. Baroness Parminter is a former executive of the RSPCA and former Chair of the Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals and has a strong interest in environmental and animal protection matters. […]

St Just Library Visit

On Saturday 25th October, West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, Baroness Kate Parminter and Councillor Sue James visited St Just Library and met with the Friends of St Just Library group (formed earlier this year). At the event, Friends of St Just Library members were keen to explain the importance of the resource to the town […]

Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust naming event

On Saturday 25th October, Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust (LEPCLT) held a naming event at their first housing development project in Pendeen, West Cornwall. This was attended by Trustees; Andrew George MP; Baroness Kate Parminter; Site Manager Paul Jolliffe and local archaeologist, historian and author, Craig Weatherhill. The project will provide 6 X 2 […]

Andrew George welcomes Baroness Parminter to view badger vaccination project

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, will show Parliamentary colleague Baroness Kate Parminter how the Penwith badger vaccination project is progressing this Saturday morning 25th October. Kate is a former executive of the RSPCA and former Chair of the Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals and has a strong interest in environmental and animal protection […]