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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 […]

Second Homes March

The campaigns I’m involved in

Posted on: 22nd November 2018

Other than that, when I’ve completed my day job, the campaigns I’m involved in to support homes for locals, fair taxation for second homes, support for our still struggling NHS, decent services, protecting our post offices, to combat man-made climate change, a stronger environment and more are all making quiet but meaningful progress. A change […]

Police seeking witnesses following Helston offensive leaflet incident

Posted on: 20th November 2018

Police have confirmed they would like statements from witnesses who were handed leaflets as they entered the venue of a meeting which the local Conservative MP arranged with UKIP in Helston last Friday. Andrew George (who was a target of the offending leaflet) has confirmed that the Police are seeking statements from witnesses. He reported […]

What does the draft Brexit Agreement mean for Cornwall?

Posted on: 15th November 2018

Public meeting tonight St John’s Hall, Penzance – 7.30pm Top trade experts will speak at a public meeting arranged by Andrew George in Penzance this evening. Jason Hunter and Sarah Holmes will explain what the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement means for the UK and for Cornwall in particular. Jason Hunter and Andrew George will also […]

Brexit – a chance to learn what it all means and to have your say

Posted on: 14th November 2018

Trade experts will have meetings and a big public debate in West Cornwall tomorrow following the publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement later today. Local campaigner and former MP Andrew George will welcome trade expert speakers to West Cornwall tomorrow to meet the public, students and businesses to advise on implications of the Brexit negotiations […]

Brexit poll

Help for local people perplexed by Brexit progress

Posted on: 12th November 2018

Local campaigner Andrew George will take to the public halls and streets this week to talk to local people about where they want the Brexit negotiations to go. He’s arranged speakers to join him in St John’s Hall, Penzance on Thursday evening and will visit Penwith College during that afternoon. He will also take his […]