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Only political change will end this sewage scandal

Posted on: 27th March 2024

Sewage Companies must be forced to invest in clean-up, not giveaway top exec bonuses and shareholder dividends. Figures released by the Environment Agency today show that South West Water nearly doubled raw sewage discharges in the last year – from 290,271 hours in 2022 to 530,737 hrs last year.Liberal Democrats are committed to taking tough […]

Cons give £500m to holiday homes while local families struggle

Posted on: 21st March 2024

  • 12,500 holiday homes• 25,000 local families on housing waiting list• 190 homes available for rent• Conservatives gave £500 million of taxpayers’ money to holiday home owners Conservatives handed over £500 million of taxpayers’ money to holiday home owners across Cornwall and Scilly since Andrew George first blew the whistle about these tax loopholes […]

Conservatives reject proposed Inquiry into Emergency care crisis

Posted on: 28th February 2024

Conservative Councillors today rejected a proposed Inquiry into the serious crisis in Urgent and Emergency care in Cornwall. Health bosses admit at least 20 avoidable deaths occur in Cornwall every month caused by excessive ambulance queues and delays, and Cornwall’s chief coroner has raised serious concerns with the Health Secretary on at least 3 occasions […]

Column 26th Feb 2024

Posted on: 26th February 2024

• News from Goonhilly is literally out of this world! Giant steps in space science. This week we celebrate yet more success; playing a critical part in another moon landing – Intuitive Machines’ IM-1 mission, which landed at the Moon’s South Pole. It was an honour to return there again recently, and a privilege to […]

Conservative arsonist Gove promises bucket to deal with the housing conflagration

Posted on: 15th February 2024

  If the Conservatives were genuinely concerned about the housing emergency they’d have taken action a decade ago. That’s what Liberal Democrat candidate, former MP, housing professional and campaigner, Andrew George, said on the eve of an anticipated visit by Housing secretary Michael Gove to Cornwall. “He no doubt hopes no one will notice he’s […]

First homes First would solve housing emergency

Posted on: 15th December 2022

If money for second homes went to first homes instead we’d have all but solved Cornwall’s housing problems   The Conservatives have handed more than £385 million in tax subsidies to second homers in Cornwall in the last decade. If that had been granted for the delivery of first homes for locals instead there’d be […]