George: Out of sight, out of mind environment – Health Service now at breaking point

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has commented on reports that six months after the decision was taken to permanently close Poltair Hospital, it was announced by the ‘Poltair Next Steps’ stakeholder event last week that its ten NHS beds will not be provided elsewhere. Mr George, who is a member of the Health Select Committee […]

George welcomes minister to launch of “Superfast Scilly”

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, will welcome Communities Minister, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad to the Islands on Friday 21st November when the Minister formerly switches on the Superfast Broadband connection for the Islands at the Star Castle Hotel on St Mary’s. Mr George has been […]

Parliamentary sketch – 20th November 2014

My most recent round of casework surgeries (in Helston, Penzance, St Keverne, Zennor and Pendeen) generated large, wide ranging and many distressing cases. The one issue which perpetually comes top of the list of concerns is the consequences of not having enough decent and genuinely affordable homes for local families. Before I was elected as […]

George welcomes GP and Primary Care facility and affordable homes on St Clare site: but urges Council to let Penzance decide the future of the remainder of site

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed plans for a new health centre and for affordable homes on Cornwall Council’s current Penzance home, the One Stop Shop, at St Clare. He reiterated his call for the Council to let Penzance rather than Truro decide how the remainder of the small site is disposed of. He […]

George pressing on with his policy to cap second homes: Supporting local campaign to protect communities and locals in housing need

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has pledged to press on with his campaign to cap second home numbers, in spite of the refusal of Labour and Conservative Parties to support the need to take action. Mr George had proposed introducing clauses into his “Affordable Homes Bill” – to put a planning cap on second homes […]

George welcomes support for “Better connections” dossier

MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, has welcomed the response he has received so far from residents and businesses across the constituency to his call for information and evidence about problems with connectivity to both mobile phones and the Internet. Mr George has already raised the […]

Push for West Cornwall and Scillies to be “best connected” rural area in UK

West Cornwall and Scillies MP, Andrew George, is stepping up his campaign on Government and commercial operators to make the region the best connected rural area in the UK. Mr George is also calling on local people who still need better mobile signals in their area to contact his office so that they can work […]

Parliamentary sketch – 13th November 2014

Since we live in a world where people appear more interested and animated by their mobile devices than the people around them, more interested in listening to their headphones than to those around them and more engaged when social networking than when socialising, events like Remembrance Parades are all the more poignant and significant. As […]

George: Government should scrap VAT levy on lifesaving charities

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has stepped up his call for the VAT levy on charities raising money for essential lifesaving work, including public access defibrillators, to be lifted. Mr George said, “I previously raised the unfairness of VAT being levied on charities which raise money for defibrillators with the Treasury and Health Ministers. I’ve […]

Andrew George MP weekend constituency diary

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, is attending and visiting the following between Friday 7th November – Sunday 9th November 2014. Friday 7th November 5pm: ‘Salt of the Earth’ book launch (The Fishermen’s Mission, Newlyn). Profits from the sales of Salt of the Earth will go towards the Fishermen’s Mission charity in Newlyn. Saturday 8th November […]