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Promoting the Politics of Courage

Andrew George

Promoting the
Politics of Courage

I’m running a positive campaign to restore decency and honesty to our politics. To build a brighter future. To combat those who want us to become more inward-looking, backward-looking, more self-absorbed. I’ll build a campaign for an outward-looking, forward-looking and compassionate country.

We’ve been misled by a privileged clique who’ve irresponsibly played on fears to stoke prejudice. We must get beyond the Brexit chaos they’ve dragged our country into. We must restore the things that matter for the sake of our children’s future – our NHS, our schools and the very sustainability of our planet.

Come and join a growing campaign team. We’re determined to win this seat back this time, to make the difference, to build a brighter future.

Many people say “you politicians are all the same”. That statement has never been more untrue. The choice here is stark:

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Andrew GeorgeAndrew George - Standing up for Cornwall

National campaigner, local campaigner, former MP.

Andrew describes his role - "Seeking out the silent voices. Standing up to bullies. Fighting for justice”

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NO to developers’ charter. YES to homes for locals

Posted on: 18th April 2021

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Cornwall is one of the fastest developing places in the country. Our housing stock has doubled in the last forty years. But the housing problems of locals have got worse. Conservatives forced Cornwall to take another 52,500 homes in t …

Conservatives to reinforce second home tax loop-hole, not remove it

Posted on: 25th March 2021

Andrew George was first to expose the multi-million second home tax loophole introduced by the Conservatives a decade ago. He says the apparent “crack-down” on it announced this week “is just pre-election confetti and will, if anything, merely reinforc …

Over £100 million in Covid aid given to second homers – Chancellor should claw it back.

Posted on: 26th February 2021

Revealed – over £100m of Cornwall’s covid aid claimed by second home owners. It should instead be used for locals in housing need. I’ve also asked one Conservative MP second homer to back my call.Over £100 million of Cornwall’s Covid aid money has been …

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3 days ago

Andrew George

We should above all be judged by the legacy we leave for our children.

I want Cornwall to be regarded as the Green Peninsula. An exemplar of the highest environmental standards. Where human climate and wildlife impact is not just minimised and mitigated, but that we enhance and correct past mistakes and policy errors where possible.

The 2010-15 Government was an unhappy time for the Country. It was also a painful time for our Party and we have more than paid a price for acting in the national interest in difficult circumstances. We successfully advanced many policies - not least in the arena of combating climate change - promotion of renewables, creation of the Green Investment Bank, establishing much stronger standards for sustainable building and much more (though I was at the time and remain critical of our leadership for compromising with the Conservatives too much).

Needless to say the Conservatives reversed pretty much all of this as soon as they were able to govern alone in 2015 and sold off the Green Bank etc. Their MPs (including local MPs) have voted against every measure to combat climate change - though they still attempt to greenwash themselves with photos of tree-planting and litter picking in an attempt to create a synthetic facade around that reality.

Cornwall Council has done much within the very limited powers and budget set for it by the Conservative Government. Increased investment in renewables, ended waste to landfill, planted 100,000 trees, installed over 150 green vehicle charging points, invested in over 100 new greener buses etc.

We are determined to deliver carbon neutral Cornwall by 2030. we will advance measures to significantly improve the health of our biodiversity. Very challenging. But we're prepared to take the difficult decisions.

I hope you'll support my Liberal Democrat colleagues and I and vote for our children's future.
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We should above all be judged by the legacy we leave for our children.

I want Cornwall to be regarded as the Green Peninsula. An exemplar of the highest environmental standards. Where human climate and wildlife impact is not just minimised and mitigated, but that we enhance and correct past mistakes and policy errors where possible.

The 2010-15 Government was an unhappy time for the Country. It was also a painful time for our Party and we have more than paid a price for acting in the national interest in difficult circumstances. We successfully advanced many policies - not least in the arena of combating climate change - promotion of renewables, creation of the Green Investment Bank, establishing much stronger standards for sustainable building and much more (though I was at the time and remain critical of our leadership for compromising with the Conservatives too much).

Needless to say the Conservatives reversed pretty much all of this as soon as they were able to govern alone in 2015 and sold off the Green Bank etc. Their MPs (including local MPs) have voted against every measure to combat climate change - though they still attempt to greenwash themselves with photos of tree-planting and litter picking in an attempt to create a synthetic facade around that reality. 

Cornwall Council has done much within the very limited powers and budget set for it by the Conservative Government. Increased investment in renewables, ended waste to landfill, planted 100,000 trees, installed over 150 green vehicle charging points, invested in over 100 new greener buses etc.

We are determined to deliver carbon neutral Cornwall by 2030. we will advance measures to significantly improve the health of our biodiversity. Very challenging. But were prepared to take the difficult decisions. 

I hope youll support my Liberal Democrat colleagues and I and vote for our childrens future.

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Congratulations, Andrew. I’m so glad that you won, and that Loveday Jenkin (my divisional member) won. These are the only things about which I feel any gladness.

Andrew George, Thank goodness for your win, and well done. At last some thing good has happened in Cornwall today! kindest regards, Nadia

Well done Andrew George, some good news! 🙂

Well done Andrew George Brilliant!!!

Well said Andrew, your voice in the National debate is sorely missed. Hoping for a revival of the Liberal (Democrat?)s on Thursday

Good luck Andrew

Good luck. Hope you win by miles.

Your a legend

Wish we could vote for you good luck Andrew

I will definitely

I wouldn’t have mentioned 2010 to 15 Andrew. Austerity was not in the national interest. It was a political choice.

I hope you get in, we really do need you

Good luck

Good luck 🤞

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4 days ago

Andrew George

John Martin is fighting for housing justice for local families.

John is an experienced Councillor, Helston Town Mayor and will be an excellent representative for Porthleven, Breage & Germoe. A strong, calm and effective voice.

Conservative policies have created this "perfect storm" - which is accelerating the rapid termination of tenancies while property investors make a killing at the expense of locals in need. Local families deserve better than this.

John has the determination and skill to stand up for locals. If he fails to win on Thursday there'll be a Conservative Councillor - then I fear things can only get worse.
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John Martin is fighting for housing justice for local families.

John is an experienced Councillor, Helston Town Mayor and will be an excellent representative for Porthleven, Breage & Germoe. A strong, calm and effective voice. 

Conservative policies have created this perfect storm - which is accelerating the rapid termination of tenancies while property investors make a killing at the expense of locals in need. Local families deserve better than this. 

John has the determination and skill to stand up for locals. If he fails to win on Thursday therell be a Conservative Councillor - then I fear things can only get worse.

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The only way to change things is to have a cornish Assembly. Do you support such a move, or are you ruled by WEstminster?

No thank you.

Not for me I’m afraid

I filled in a questionnaire for John Martin and he's never bothered to reply or acknowledge it!👎

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4 days ago

Andrew George

John Martin will be a great Councillor for Porthleven, Breage and Germoe. An always calm and strong voice. Committed to stand up for those who find it difficult to stand up for themselves. Passionate about social justice, equal opportunities for all and for a green Cornwall. ...

John Martin will be a great Councillor for Porthleven, Breage and Germoe. An always calm and strong voice. Committed to stand up for those who find it difficult to stand up for themselves. Passionate about social justice, equal opportunities for all and for a green Cornwall.

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So secret that even the Conservatives don't know. Got nothing positive?

What utter rubbish!!

Good luck

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4 days ago

Andrew George

NO to Developers' Charter
YES to Homes for Locals

We cannot carry on like this. Cornwall is one of the fastest growing places in the UK. Our housing stock has more than doubled in forty years. Yet the housing problems of locals are getting worse.

Conservatives forced Cornwall to take 52,500 homes in the current plan - 2010-2030. (and they added 7,700 homes because they insisted that Cornwall should "accommodate the growing demand for second homes"!).

Now they want to force yet another 80,000 homes in the next plan. Very few will be affordable to locals.

I say "enough is enough". The planning system is fuelled by greed, not need.

Use this election to reject the Conservatives plan. We do not want them to carry on treating Cornwall like a developers' paradise. We need a breathing space. The infrastructure around Heamoor, Gulval and villages cannot cope now! It is intolerable that they insist on forcing through excessive development plans on our area.

If you elect me on Thursday I will carry on the great work of Cllr Mario Fonk and fight against plans for excessive development which will do nothing for our communities and nothing to help locals in housing need.
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NO to Developers Charter
YES to Homes for Locals

We cannot carry on like this. Cornwall is one of the fastest growing places in the UK. Our housing stock has more than doubled in forty years. Yet the housing problems of locals are getting worse. 

Conservatives forced Cornwall to take 52,500 homes in the current plan - 2010-2030. (and they added 7,700 homes because they insisted that Cornwall should accommodate the growing demand for second homes!).

Now they want to force yet another 80,000 homes in the next plan. Very few will be affordable to locals.

I say enough is enough. The planning system is fuelled by greed, not need. 

Use this election to reject the Conservatives plan. We do not want them to carry on treating Cornwall like a developers paradise. We need a breathing space. The infrastructure around Heamoor, Gulval and villages cannot cope now! It is intolerable that they insist on forcing through excessive development plans on our area.

If you elect me on Thursday I will carry on the great work of Cllr Mario Fonk and fight against plans for excessive development which will do nothing for our communities and nothing to help locals in housing need.

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That's right mate no v oteing for any of them

Only pop out of woodwork at voting time. X

By unaffordable you mean for poorer people because some body is going to buy them, we need council houses.

Not to mention no advancement in infer structure,with more people we need more, doctors, dentist, schools, police and so much more????

But your party are the ones at CC who have supported the governments concrete agenda. You must know this because it’s painfully obvious.

um... maths? If Penzance has around 25000 people, and each house has, say, three people living in it, that still only comes to about one Penzance sized population.

Good Luck for Thursday ,hope win .

agree but needs to go hand in hand with some means of keeping prices down and affordable. how are youngsters going to afford to buy or rent with prices going the way they are.

Best of luck for Thursday Andrew!

Good luck on Thursday

Good luck

Dream on

Good luck Andrew 👍🍀

Good luck Andrew! Hope you win.

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Speaking Up

We lost by the narrow margin of just 312 votes at the last election. I was asked by news reporters immediately afterwards “how disappointed” I felt. I explained that I wasn’t disappointed for myself, but for the people I hoped to speak up for and who deserved to have their voice heard in Parliament.

After all, in Cornwall the Conservative Party secured the support of just 35% of the Cornish electorate yet secured 100% of the seats, …100% of the voice.

The Conservatives primarily speak up for those who are already more than able to speak up for themselves: the wealthy, the landed, big business, the privileged, powerful media barons, those who believe the poor have only themselves to blame etc.

But who’ll speak for the poor, the poorly housed, our NHS, our schools, our public servants, our environment, refugees, for Britain to be an ambassador for peace and reconciliation in a wider world, or even for foxes who’d rather not be chased to their death just for recreational fun?

Though a clear majority of voters in this constituency agree we must find a voice for the voiceless, unfortunately old fashioned tribalism ensured the votes of the majority were split and so helped gift this seat to the Conservatives on another minority vote.

We owe it to the voiceless to do all we can to stop that happening here this time. That’s why I’ve been working to seek cooperation between those on the centre/left of politics. I continue that work. I hope you’ll join me.

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