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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 […]

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 […]

George wants “A Greener Government”

Andrew George MP and Caroline Lucas MP   Local MP, Andrew George, is urging local constituents to get behind his campaign for “A Greener Government”.  He’s holding a public meeting at Penwith College on Friday 27th March 2015 commencing at 7pm.  He has a panel of environmental experts, including former Chief Executive of the CPRE, […]

BBC Parliament documentary exposes how Andrew George’s Bill was halted by wrecking tactics

Last night’s BBC 2 documentary on the inner workings of Parliament featured local MP, Andrew George, who led the campaign in Parliament to help poor families adversely affected by the so called “Bedroom Tax”. Despite winning the overwhelming support of MPs the documentary exposed how Mr George’s success was undermined by underhand tactics to sabotage […]

George presses Government on Cornwall’s right to manage its own funding

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed the £11.3million expansion of the Cornwall and Isles of Scillies Growth Deal, but, speaking in the Commons today, pressed Government Ministers to allow Cornwall to manage its own funding. It is estimated that this funding could create 5000 new jobs and has the potential to generate a further […]

Statement on Trident renewal

A number of constituents have asked me how I voted on Trident renewal last week (20/1/2015). I voted for the motion – “That this House believes that Trident should NOT be renewed” ( ). Both the Tories and Labour voted in favour of renewing Trident. I believe there are better ways of spending up to […]

George welcomes new child protection law

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed a long overdue change in the law to protect children from sexual messaging.  The new legislation, which is being introduced this week, tackles digital child sexual exploitation by making it a specific criminal offence to send a sexual message to a child under sixteen. Mr George has supported […]

Bedroom tax – it’s not too late to scrap it

Commenting on his campaign to scrap the so-called “bedroom tax”, West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, is urging fellow opponents not to give up in the battle to scrap the tax. Mr George took part in a Commons debate last week.  He had urged the Labour Party to use the opportunity of Parliamentary time to press […]

“Bedroom Tax” Debate

Missed opportunity – But it’s not too late to scrap it… I urged Labour to use its Parliamentary time to help me unblock my “Axe the Bedroom Tax” Bill (adjourned in Committee stage since November). But they chose to have a debate – to re-rehearse disagreements – which would change nothing. See my amendment: […]