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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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4 days ago

Andrew George

This case exposes just how much the planning system has been tipped heavily in favour of the unscrupulous and against the best interests of the majority who want our precious environment and natural world properly protected.

The Conservatives now seek to weaken planning controls even further. The limp excuses of local Conservatives in defence of this case have worn thin. I hope electors will demonstrate their feelings in the ballot box.

From today's Times
(Thanks to Sue James)
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This case exposes just how much the planning system has been tipped heavily in favour of the unscrupulous and against the best interests of the majority who want our precious environment and natural world properly protected.

The Conservatives now seek to weaken planning controls even further. The limp excuses of local Conservatives in defence of this case have worn thin. I hope electors will demonstrate their feelings in the ballot box.

From todays Times 
(Thanks to Sue James)

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It is a matter of balance. Carbis Bay Hotel's development was unscrupulous, and so is a huge amount of destructive development that the majority ignores, because it suits them to ignore it, or it goes unnoticed because it is only part of 'normal' economic activity. There is also the 'unscrupulous' label that the majority pins on low impact development, that isn't so detrimental to ecosystems. One should be careful not to push for policies that are in bigoted interests, or that end up harming vulnerable or minority groups.

Will anything actually be done, this makes a nonsense of the law

There needs to be prosicutions to discourage this law breaking , I think some body has been given the nod and the wink.

That hotel owner should now face massive fines for the destruction that has been wrought.

Honest Bob Jenrick's mucky paws...

I assume you're talking about the Carbis Bay Hotel debacle here, Andrew? You don't say which case you mean in your post.

How can you blame this on the Tories. Surely, it is the greed of the Hotel owner in the spotlight here.

No wonder Johnson thought it was the ideal venue, they clearly share his 'values'.

I read an article saying there were no badger setts on this land, even though badgers have been displaced since the tree felling started, apparently Unnatural England had already "dealt" with the badger setts on the land.

I reckon they need to build high rise flats down there so that all the people who live down there will feel st home

Dinky Kennedy

About time that retrospective planning permission was outlawed, other than in exceptional circumstances. The hotel should also be forced to recreate, as closely as possible, what it destroyed in this blatant attempt to circumvent planning laws.

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5 days ago

Andrew George

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Unfortunately, the Liberal Democrats are a London based party, the same as the Conservative and Labour parties.

Propped up Cameroon and his Tory government which resulted in brexit

You think people have forgotten what Penzance lost as a result of you and your party? No!

I am sorry Andrew, I will not be able to vote for you this time. I applied for a postal vote on-line but instead of sending me the form for the election I was sent a form to apply for a postal vote. So I am unable to register to vote before the deadline. What in hells name is the point of an on-line application form to apply for a postal application form for a postal vote!?

We need you back.

I’m on the fence. What did Andrew George do the last time ?

I'll just chuck this in to the mix, being a "Cornishman in exile", and having seen some of the comments already here: better develop a stable class consciousness before taking extended, fantastical excursions into your identity as a "Cornish nation": it's failed pretty much everyone else who took that path historically, even when they actually had a large tax base and viable industries. "Let them eat fish!!" Pax!

I’d like to see an MP really fight for investment for business and jobs down here. Wages are low yet living costs are so high, if businesses could pay people decent wages then locals could afford to live here. It all comes from investment in businesses and transport links, without that we’re in a perpetual loop of poverty.

Fantastic xx

Good luck, Andrew!

Cornwall needs to get rid of the London parties once and for all

Happy campaigning, and good luck!

Good luck mate

Good luck Andrew!

Good luck Andrew..Cornwall Council needs some integrity

Good luck

Has Derek resigned or been shot or something?

Go Andrew!

So glad you're standing

Good luck

Good luck Andrew!

Good luck Andrew!

Good luck!

Yep...even though not Labour..a decent non Whip bloke and was a great constituency MP........😊

Get elected then vote with the Tory scum again then. 🤬

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5 days ago

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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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