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Helston 20th Nov

Helston Rally and Other Campaign Activities

Posted on: 20th November 2019

I hope you’ll already have seen we have a campaign meeting in Helston on the 20th November at the Methodist Church, 42 Coinagehall St, TR13 8EQ at 7:30pm. We’ll be updating supporters on progress and seeking views on how we can do more to reach the people the Helston & Lizard area. We also have […]

Value “wellbeing” – not wealth

Posted on: 18th September 2019

I strongly welcome Jo Swinson’s promise to put “Wellbeing” budgets at the heart of the annual Budget. We’re too obsessed with GDP and wealth. I’ve long supported this policy. We should shout about it. Of course the Government should regularly assess how its actions affect happiness. Measuring just monetary value misses the point of life. […]

Cornwall deserves a fair share from Johnson’s magic money-lending tree

Posted on: 29th July 2019

  Andrew George has joined his fellow Liberal Democrat Parliamentary campaign team to call for Cornwall to get a fair share of Government investment in its services and economy from the new Johnson Government. Andrew said, “This Government is led by a man who can’t tell truth from fiction. There’s going to be an almighty […]

Euro elections – send a strong message – vote Liberal Democrat

Posted on: 17th May 2019

This election sees the strong return of the Liberal Democrats. It’s a golden opportunity – to send a strong message to Westminster. The UK is a country of lions led by donkeys. This Government has turned the UK into the world’s biggest laughingstock. The Conservatives have spent three years faffing and in-fighting. They offered multi-million £ ferry contracts to companies with no ferries. […]

Edward Hain – we need a hospital, not just a day centre!

Posted on: 1st April 2019

“Using Edward Hain Hospital as a day centre is just an attempt to save the embarrassment of the Conservative Government and local MPs. We want our Hospital back. With desperately needed inpatient beds and vital medical services.” Former MP and health campaigner Andrew George was commenting on news that the Edward Hain Pilot Project will […]

Colin and Andrew

Conservative MPs should apologise to Cornish Council Tax payers

Posted on: 11th February 2019

Cornwall’s Conservative MPs should apologise to Council Tax Payers for consistently voting to cut Council funding. That’s what Liberal Democrat Councillor Colin Martin and former MP Andrew George are pressing for before Council Tax bills hit local people’s mats next month. Andrew said, “Cornwall’s Conservative MPs voted to cut Cornwall’s funding again last week. Cornwall […]

Fireworks

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 […]

Second Homes March

Second and holiday homes in Cornwall

Posted on: 6th December 2018

Second and holiday homes in Cornwall will avoid paying nearly £100 million in tax this year. That’s my conclusion after analysing the latest stats I’d gathered on second home ownership. Nearly 7,000 homes which opt to pay business rates rather than higher Council tax have successfully applied for full rebate. A tax subsidy of £12.6 […]

Second Homes March

4,250+ elderly/disabled people in Cornwall could get daily care support if second homes tax loopholes are stopped

Posted on: 3rd December 2018

Housing campaigner Andrew George has revealed new figures which indicate that tax advantages worth nearly £100 million will be granted to second and holiday homes in Cornwall this year. Of that £12.7 million is paid by Cornwall(1) to compensate second homers who use a business rate loophole. He further estimated that other tax loopholes/advantages available […]

Vince Cable

George to review progress of ‘old school’ rebuild project (which he worked to secure)

Posted on: 26th November 2018

Former Helston MP and Helston School old boy, Andrew George, will bring his Party Leader Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP to Helston Community College for a series of meetings including a public Meeting on matters of the day. This will take place on Thursday 29th November (see attached poster). While he’s there Andrew will […]