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The Conservatives have pushed more children into poverty

Posted on: 11th April 2019

Conservative Government tax credit cuts and the switch to Universal Credit has contributed to increased child poverty. 4.1 million children are now in poverty – that’s 30% of children now below the poverty line. Over 70% of children in poverty are in working households. (Reports from the Child Poverty Action Group last week).

Not such a Happy Mothers’ Day – as Child Poverty increases again

Posted on: 31st March 2019

The Conservatives have pushed more children into poverty. Conservative Government tax credit cuts and the switch to Universal Credit has contributed to increased child poverty. 4.1 million children are now in poverty – that’s 30% of children now below the poverty line. Over 70% of children in poverty are in working households. So it’s not […]

Conservative MP will apologise for voting to increase poverty?

Posted on: 31st January 2019

Credit to Conservative MP Heidi Allen. She appears to speak out against her own Government’s policies which have done so much to create a big rise in poverty and homelessness.   Conservative MPs (including all our local MPs) have consistently voted to: cut working tax credit, slash support for the sick and disabled, reduced housing […]

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Let’s make 2019 a year of change for the better

Posted on: 2nd January 2019

A new year. But will it be a new dawn? We can of course hope, wish and pray. But let’s also WORK in 2019 to build a better future for young people. Health and Education Let’s save our NHS by halting the cuts and pressures. Stop private companies ‘cherry-picking’ the profitable bits. Put patients before […]

News Update

Posted on: 25th October 2018

Our NHS has never faced greater threat nor been as debt-ridden in its 70 years than it is now. Yet Westminster is so preoccupied with Brexit, the impact of Universal Credit cuts and gossip about leadership challenges (assassinations even!) that it has almost forgotten why it should care about our NHS. I returned to the […]

Conservatives congratulated for finally admitting their policies have granted multi-million tax-dodge to wealthy second homers

Posted on: 26th June 2018

Prospective Liberal Democrat MP, Andrew George has welcomed signs that Conservatives now admit that their policies have been granting an “industrial-scale tax-dodge” for thousands of wealthy second homers. Mr George said, “Of course it’s embarrassing for the Conservatives. But we should at least congratulate them for finally admitting that their policies represent a shocking tax […]

“Shameful cuts will punish the low paid”

Posted on: 9th April 2018

The cloak of worrying news on Syria, Salisbury poisoning, Brexit etc is successfully used to bury the impact of the Government’s latest round of shameful cuts. Some workers estimate they’ll suffer a 25% loss from Universal Credit changes. Meaning some may have to give up work. Others could lose their homes through changes in support […]

George seeks to amend Government Welfare plan

Posted on: 10th January 2013

MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, is leading a rebellion against the Government’s Welfare Bill, with the support of his Liberal Democrat colleague Charles Kennedy and others (including local MP Dan Rogerson).   Immediately after the (less significant) Second Reading vote on Tuesday evening Mr George […]

George will not support Government Welfare plan

Posted on: 8th January 2013

St Ives MP Andrew George will refuse to support the Government’s Welfare Bill this evening and has said he will vote against it until it is made fairer to all low income households, not just those who claim out of work benefit. Mr George called on the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain […]

Working Tax Credits

Posted on: 5th April 2012

Local MP, Andrew George, is concerned that some constituents currently receiving Working Tax Credits could find out tomorrow that they are no longer entitled to payments. Couples with children who are receiving Working Tax Credit (WTC) where one partner is receiving Carer’s Allowance are at risk of losing their full tax credits unless they contact […]