Andrew George encouraged by warm reception on The Lizard

Posted on: 15th May 2018

West Cornwall Liberal Democrats have been out and about on the Lizard this week meeting local people and undertaking the first of a rolling survey of opinions on local, national and international issues.

They have been encouraged by the warm reception received.

So far they’ve surveyed The Lizard, Ruan Minor and Cadgwith and will take their campaign through out the constituency over the Summer.

Parliamentary candidate and former MP Andrew George explained, “We’re on the streets, holding meetings and addressing local concerns because people are keen to hear from us. Many were surprised we didn’t take the Parliamentary seat last year. They want to hear what we’re doing and what we have planned. They want hope. That’s what we can give them.

“At The Lizard there remains concern about the risk to the post office service. Local Postmaster and his wife Len and Lynda Trott have been placed in a difficult and unfair position. The facts are the present Government slashed funding agreed during the Coalition years to protect a resilient rural sub post office network and this has had a very unhelpful impact on places like The Lizard, Newlyn and ultimately all sub offices in the area. A strong campaign could force the Government into a U turn and to restore the funding we agreed before the Conservatives governed on their own and protect these vital services.

“Our survey also gives people the chance to comment on a range of other subjects, from the NHS, Schools, Brexit, Housing, local services and the environment.

“People know we’re only 300 or so votes behind the Conservatives, that this is one of the most marginal seats in the Country and are anxious to be given another chance to restore a strong voice for the area. One who would stand up to the Government of the day.”