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e-petition: Cancel Police and Crime Commissioner Elections in 2016

The Police and Crime Commissioner role attracts little public interest. Further no one person, no matter how brilliant, could ever hope to engage effectively with such a large number of constituents. It has done nothing to increase democratic accountability for the Police so the costly experiment must be brought to an end. Future management could […]

The management bubble that won’t save the NHS

So, just one in every three staff working at Royal Cornwall Hospitals’ Trust would recommend their friends work there. However, staff morale was worse but ignored at Mid Staffordshire Hospital as they strove for Foundation Trust status, but left a litany of poor care and avoidable death on their wards. The new Inquiry report produced […]

Parliamentary sketch – “It’s like herding badgers!”

So, do we need yet another well paid politician to tell the police how to do their job?  Probably not.  But since the Conservatives got their way and Police Commissioners are to be created, we should make sure that we aren’t landed with a megalomaniac who becomes so overbearingly bombastic and unable to listen that […]

George questions Prime Minister over Supermarket Watchdog

Andrew George MP has urged the Prime Minister not to delay and to proceed with the Grocery Code Adjudicator Bill. Mr George, who has led a decade long campaign to protect farmers and growers from what he has described as the “bully boy behaviour of supermarket buyers”, pressed David Cameron on the matter during Prime […]

Andrew George – standing up for Cornwall in Parliament since 1997

  Andrew George has been Liberal Democrat MP for the West Cornwall Parliamentary constituency of St Ives. He has been standing up for Cornwall in Parliament since 1997. St Ives Constituency covers a triangular peninsula from St Ives across to Helston and the Lizard, and west to Lands End and includes the Scillies. Hayle used […]