George “more confident” Scillies helicopter service will return, after meeting in Penzance

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George and Graham Cole, Chairman of AgustaWestland, have jointly expressed their optimism over a potential helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Mr George organised a private meeting in Penzance last weekend at which Mr Cole and executives from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) presented the findings of a draft […]

MP hopes to cut the “Bedroom tax”

The MP who has the first Private Members’ Bill will seek support from fellow MPs to cut the bedroom tax when it is debated in the House of Commons next Friday, 5th September. Liberal Democrat MP, Andrew George, has chosen to focus his Affordable Homes Bill on an effort to introduce significant exemptions to the […]

Safe “nurse ratio” is high priority

Health Select Committee Member and leading campaigner for safe registered nurse staffing in hospitals, Andrew George MP, is urging Ministers to take note of a report which shows that the number of nurses and the ratio of registered nurses to patients has a significant impact on the chances of survival of stroke patients. Mr George, […]

Parliamentary sketch – No air raid shelters against love bombs

Should Parliament be recalled? I believe it should. The crises in the Middle East, Iraq and elsewhere have prompted questions over military intervention, humanitarian aid programmes and the appropriateness of the UK response so far. Our Government should be held to account by the democratically elected Chamber, not just by the vagaries of the media. […]

Learn from Longreach – keep private profit out of public NHS

West Cornwall MP, and Member of the House of Commons Health Select Committee, Andrew George, has warned of “the dire consequences of NHS privatisation” in response to Redruth’s Longreach Mental Health Unit not being expected to reopen until at least November. The mental health unit was closed in May after it was found there was no fireproofing […]

George visits Carbis Bay Hotel, Porthleven Shipyard and Penzance’s Jubilee Pool with Communities and Local Government Minister

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, is today visiting three West Cornwall community and tourism projects with Penny Mordaunt, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government. Today’s schedule is as follows: 3.45pm – Carbis Bay Hotel 5pm – Porthleven Shipyard 6.15pm – Jubilee Pool Mr George said, “I’m pleased the […]