Patient safety to be compromised as nurses lose out to bean counters once again – George

Health campaigner, Andrew George, has warned that the decision of NHS chiefs to shelve work on safe registered nurse staffing levels on acute hospital wards would add to concerns about patient safety, lead to more excess and avoidable deaths and place intolerable stress on nurses who would leave the profession leading to greater dependence on […]

Charles Kennedy – exceptional and unique, he will be much missed

The late Charles Kennedy and Andrew George.     Commenting on the tragic news this morning of the death of his friend Charles Kennedy, former Private Parliamentary Secretary, Andrew George, paid tribute: “Charles was an outstanding politician. It wasn’t just his evident wit, charm, brilliant debating skills and intelligence but his strong and unshakeable principles, […]

Press notice from Andrew George

A number of St Ives constituents have contacted Andrew George to ask him to confirm his previously stated position and his voting record on a number of “free vote”/“conscience” issues. Mr George is pleased to set out his response to the questions posed:   Would you vote for or against?   A return of capital […]

Still “Standing Up”; not walking away

Post Election STATEMENT 1.     THANK YOU Thank you to the many people who helped and supported our campaign.  I am sorry that we were not able to get a better outcome. Also many thanks to the hundreds of people who have contacted me since the result was announced to express their disappointment and to offer ongoing […]

Penzance breakwater – consultation underway

Andrew George and Jonathan Burnett   Comments and suggestions welcome The Penzance Harbour Working Party yesterday (Thursday 26th March) held a roundtable meeting with key stakeholders to discuss the future of Penzance Harbour and seafront at St Clare, Penzance. The Harbour Working Group Party which was set up by Andrew George MP a year ago, […]

Our paramedic heroes deserve more support

Andrew George meets from left to right SWASFT Operations Office Geoff Griffin, SWASFT Paramedic John Veall,  SWASFT Operation Manager West Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Steve Small.   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, this week savaged ‘the political class generally’ for undermining the morale of NHS staff – doctors, nurses, paramedics – who were as […]

Treloyhan “refer back” is vindication

  St Ives MP, Andrew George, said this week that the decision of Cornwall Council to refer the controversial Treloyhan Manor application back to the Western Area Planning Committee for re-consideration is a vindication of both local residents who have raised concerns about inconsistencies in the handling of the Treloyhan Manor application and his own […]

Petition: George pledges to scrap “Bedroom Tax” in next Parliament

Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, yesterday presented a petition signed by over one thousand constituents to Parliament to protest against David Cameron’s block of his Private Members Bill to scrap the “Bedroom Tax”. He said he was determined to get it through in the next Parliament. On presenting the […]