Funding “sop” won’t alleviate massive budget pressure on Cornwall

Speaking after the Local Government Funding Settlement in the Commons yesterday, West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, warned that the Government would have to do more to bring Cornwall up to a fairer funding level. Although the Local Government Funding Settlement provided Cornwall with a small increase in funds – £200,000 – the Council still expects […]

“Bedroom Tax” Debate

Missed opportunity – But it’s not too late to scrap it… I urged Labour to use its Parliamentary time to help me unblock my “Axe the Bedroom Tax” Bill (adjourned in Committee stage since November). But they chose to have a debate – to re-rehearse disagreements – which would change nothing. See my amendment: http://pages.citebite.com/d4a0d0r1a0fvx […]

The wrong answer to the West Lothian question.

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has responded to the Government statement in the House of Commons on the implications of devolution for England. Mr George said, “After decades of head scratching and pondering over the so-called “West Lothian question” the Government submitted its first attempt at an answer. “It was a good try, but woefully […]

George intensifies pressure on Conservatives over “Bedroom Tax”

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, who led the successful campaign in Parliament with a Bill to scrap the Tory ‘Bedroom Tax’ has welcomed the strong response to his petition launched only a few days ago. The petition aims to stop PM David Cameron from sabotaging his proposed legislation. He is urging people across the country […]

Andrew George steps up his campaign to ‘scrap the bedroom tax’

West Cornwall MP Andrew George, who led the successful campaign in Parliament with a Bill to scrap the Tory ‘Bedroom Tax’ has today launched a petition in an attempt to stop PM David Cameron from sabotaging his proposed legislation. He is urging people across the country to support the campaign. The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly at […]

MP on the run – for wildlife!

  Local MP, Andrew George, completed the Race for Wildlife organised by Mounts Bay Harriers for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust on Sunday, 7th December. Mr George was sponsored by local retailer Seasalt Clothing to complete the 7.5 miles from Penzance to Ding Dong Mine and back through Bone Valley to Penwith College, where it started. He said, […]

PETITION: Back the Andrew George Bill to scrap the Tory Bedroom Tax today

West Cornwall MP Andrew George led the successful campaign in Parliament to defeat the Tory ‘Bedroom Tax’. His Liberal Democrat colleagues joined him with the support of opposition parties to defeat the Conservatives by 75 votes. But the Tories have now cooked-up a scheme to sabotage Andrew’s popular and successful campaign. Andrew has accused Tory […]

Andrew George MP delivers Christmas cheer to postal workers at Royal Mail’s Penzance delivery office

Andrew George MP passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women at the Penzance Delivery Office. Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year and Mr George saw the hard work and dedication of postal workers to sort and deliver festive mail. West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has visited Royal Mail’s Penzance delivery office […]

“If we can lend treasures to hostile Russia then we can loan Parthenon Sculptures to our friends in their place of origin”

British Museum accused of snubbing the Greeks The MP who chairs the British campaign for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures, Liberal Democrat Andrew George, criticised the British Museum for its decision to snub the Greek request for the return of the Sculptures and for lending them instead “to a country which has backed rebels […]