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Of course it’s a pre-election bribe – but let’s bag it to give our towns a boost

Posted on: 6th September 2019

Andrew George welcomed today’s Conservative party (Government) announcement that it would spend £billions of taxpayers money to boost towns in the most marginal constituencies on the Country. Only towns in the most marginal seats of St Ives, Camborne-Redruth and Truro-Falmouth have been granted the chance to claim up to £25 million for each town – […]

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Celebration of Cornish enterprise and cuisine

Posted on: 14th March 2019

I was pleased to be able to pop in to a celebration of Cornish enterprise and cuisine in Parliament whilst in London on St Piran’s Day – an event originally set up by Dan Rogerson and me 17 years ago. Congratulations to Steve Double and Scott Mann for keeping this important event going. And to […]

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Searching for a Post Office

Posted on: 20th December 2018

While you’ve been searching for a Post Office, to buy Christmas stamps or to post parcels, you may have noticed that many no longer exist. Gulval, Heamoor, Long Rock, Carbis Bay, Newlyn, Leedstown etc closed. Mullion, St Keverne, The Lizard, Porthleven have faced uncertainty. There seems to be an inverse relationship – between record Post […]

George revisits Goonhilly – now “going from strength to strength”

Posted on: 25th May 2018

Former MP and Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Andrew George, will revisit Goonhilly Earth Station on Friday 25th May to view the progress of the company he did much to help as MP. Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) Ltd has been going from strength to strength in the highly globally competitive world of space science and radio […]

Mitie must pay up or give up

Posted on: 9th March 2015

  West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has called on the executives of the company which recently took over RCHT “hotel” services, Mitie, to honour its employer obligations to its staff and pay up or surrender their contract. Mr George had raised concerns on behalf of his constituents about unpaid salaries, unpaid overtime, unmet contributions to […]

George opens ‘Pub is the Hub’ in Ashton

Posted on: 23rd February 2015

      Villagers watch as ‘Pub in the Hub’ is officially opened West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has (on Friday 20th February) formally opened the ‘Pub is The Hub’ community shop at The Lion and Lamb in Ashton.  The Pub is the Hub is a not for profit initiative which has provided The Lion […]

George calls for reduction of VAT on tourism

Posted on: 17th February 2015

  West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has called for a reduction on VAT for tourism businesses.  Mr George is a long term campaigner for a fairer rate of VAT for tourism and is calling for Government action. Lowering the rate of VAT would make the UK more commensurate with other EU countries – 24 of […]

George celebrates Cornish Apprenticeship success

Posted on: 16th February 2015

Andrew George, centre, pictured at the launch last year of Cornwall Apprenticeships 300 in 100 campaign     West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, will tomorrow ( Tuesday 17th February) meet apprentices from across Cornwall.  He will meet a cohort of eight new Youth Apprentices starting their one year apprenticeship this month with voluntary organisations, charities […]

Supermarket Watchdog must show its teeth – George

Posted on: 5th February 2015

The National Chair of the body which led the campaign for the Supermarket Watchdog – the Grocery Code Adjudicator – Andrew George MP, has welcomed the announcement of its first investigation into Tesco’s alleged unfair treatment of its suppliers. Mr George expressed disappointment that the Watchdog does still not have the powers to levy a […]

“Listen to local fears” – ‘Super Quarry’ faces questions – George

Posted on: 26th January 2015

    Andrew George and Tess Blazey of Tidal Lagoon   Local MP Andrew George is urging regulators to listen closely to local fears about plans to turn Dean Quarry at St Keverne to what they believe will be a “super quarry”. Mr George had met with representatives of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project […]