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Daring To Believe

From heralding ‘heroic failure’ to celebrating success In this, the first of two articles, former West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, hails the successful campaigns which he asserts have secured significant progress in the promotion of Cornwall’s distinctiveness during the last couple of decades. Download full article > Published in Cornish World, 15 September 2015

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 […]

Time to put green policy high on agenda

Andrew and the panel at the open meeting   In one of his last acts as Member of Parliament before becoming the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency he has represented since 1997, Andrew George held a large open meeting in the lecture theatre at Penwith College with environmental experts to “work for a greener […]

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 […]

George welcomes increased funding to children’s and adolescents’ mental health services

Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly,  yesterday warmly welcomed the Government’s announcement last week of further funding for childhood and adolescent mental health services but asked for reassurance that the situation where mentally ill children are placed in police cells due to a lack of specialised inpatient beds would not […]

Cornish devolution would offer homes for locals lifeline

    Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, today pressed the case in Parliament for Cornwall to have devolved powers to redesign its planning system and to put local housing need above land speculators’ greed and to combat the rise of second homes. In a question to the Deputy Prime […]