Cornwall must be part of any new settlement on devolution

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has commented on today’s statement from Prime Minister David Cameron where he stated that, “it is absolutely right that a new and fair settlement for Scotland should be accompanied by a new and fair settlement that applies to all parts of our United Kingdom.” Mr George who has consistently campaigned […]

George challenges Labour and Conservatives on second homes policy

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has repeated his call for Government to address the tax loophole for second home owners and has challenged the Conservative and Labour objections to a legal requirement to register second homes for tax and planning purposes. Mr George said, “Local estate agencies often show that 4 times more local homes […]

Scottish referendum – major opportunity for Cornwall

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has called on the Cornish community to prepare itself to mount a campaign for devolution whatever the outcome of the Scottish referendum. Mr George who has consistently campaigned for more powers to a Cornish Regional Assembly and is a founder and Vice-Chair of the Cornish Constitutional Convention, has said that […]

Second Reading success for George’s Affordable Homes Private Members’ Bill

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has expressed his delight at his Affordable Homes Private Members’ Bill winning the vote at the Second Reading stage in the House of Commons on Friday, 5th September. Mr George focused his Bill towards introducing significant exemptions to the Government’s Spare Room Subsidy/Bedroom Tax and promote the intermediate housing market […]

George welcomes Vince Cable to view major space science growth opportunity at Goonhilly

  West Cornwall MP, Andrew George welcomed Business Secretary, Dr Vince Cable MP to Goonhilly Space Science and Satellite Earth Station yesterday (4/9/14). Mr George has given very strong backing for ambitious plans to establish Goonhilly as a world leading space science and satellite communication centre and a source of significant well-paid year-round jobs. Mr […]

Parliamentary sketch – Meteorological forecast: Hurricane George to hit Westminster Friday morning

Why am I at the centre of a political storm again this week, I hear you ask?  (No, I haven’t resigned my seat following lunch with a wealthy UKIP donor…) I am using the good fortune of coming top of the poll amongst MPs to revoke a policy recently introduced by the Coalition Government – […]

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 […]