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Parliamentary update: George calls for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust debt to be wiped clean

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, called on Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, to wipe off the debts of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust in the Commons. Mr George’s question and the response from Mr Hunt are as follows:- Andrew George (St Ives) (LD): I welcome the additional money. My right hon. Friend is right that […]

Parliamentary update: Next A30 upgrade should be Rose-an-Grouse to Long Rock stretch – George

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, pressed Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin MP, for investment in the A30 between Rose-an-Grouse and Long Rock at the Commons. He welcomed the £120 million investment in the next ‘bottleneck’ to the east between Chiverton and Carland Cross. Mr George’s question and response from Mr McLoughlin are as follows: Andrew George […]

George raises devolved powers for Cornwall at Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has raised a question on devolving powers and responsibilities from Whitehall to Cornwall at Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons today. Mr George’s question and subsequent response from The Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark, as follows: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise […]

George: 16 and 17 year olds ought to be given the vote

After the Scottish independence referendum saw record voter turnout, West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has renewed calls for the national voting age to be lowered from 18 to 16. Mr George said, “The evidence of engagement of young people in the referendum debate was one of many positive features of the campaigning and the electoral […]

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 […]