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Local Post offices in jeopardy

Posted on: 7th October 2018

Since the 2015 General Election scores of local post offices have faced the threat of closure. This is not merely a coincidence. It has everything to do with a Conservative Government which backtracked on a deal agreed when they were forced by their Liberal Democrat partners to accept reasonable protections for our vital rural post […]

Liberal Democrats must lead effort to control Second Homes

Posted on: 17th September 2018

Homes for locals campaigner, Andrew George – who successfully led the campaign to remove the Council Tax subsidy for second homes – will tell the Liberal Democrats Conference in Brighton that the Party must drive the campaign to clamp-down on the wide and much flaunted tax avoidance opportunities for second home owners. He will move […]

Public Opinion in Penzance

Government must not ignore public on Brexit

Posted on: 28th August 2018

Public opinion and concerns should not be swept under the carpet by the Government as we head for Brexit. That’s what former MP, Andrew George, advises as he and fellow campaigners have been on the streets and inviting local people to react to the latest news on the Brexit negotiations. Opinion pollsters recently showed that […]

Progress being made in campaign to close second home tax loopholes

Posted on: 30th July 2018

Andrew George reports that good progress is being made in his campaign to close tax loopholes used by thousands of second home owners. The multi-million pound tax loss operates to the detriment of local families in housing need, legitimate holiday businesses, taxpayers and public services. Andrew first exposed the tax loopholes five years ago. But […]

Penzance – prospects look positive

Posted on: 29th July 2018

  People respond better to kindness and civility and not so well to unpleasantness and threats… This weekend I joined local police on patrol and performed my regular stint supporting the Penzance Street Food Project (SFP). And, you know, I came away very encouraged. The prospects for Penzance remain very positive if those who speak […]

Thanking NHS staff at Bellair Clinic

Posted on: 6th July 2018

“Save our NHS” campaigners meet staff to say thank you at The Bellair Clinic and on the 70th anniversary of the creation of the NHS.

Celebrating 70th anniversary of NHS with staff at West Cornwall Hospital

Posted on: 6th July 2018

“Save our NHS” campaigners Lesley Brooke, Jennifer Paling and Andrew George say thank you on behalf of the community to Matron Shirley Harris, Managers and staff at West Cornwall Hospital on the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

70th anniversary thanks to NHS staff at Bolitho House & Bellair Clinic

Posted on: 6th July 2018

“Save our NHS” campaigners meet staff to say thank you at The Bellair Clinic and Bolitho House on the 70th anniversary of the creation of the NHS.

Edward Hain Hospital – “Save our NHS” campaigners visit to say “Thank you” on 70th anniversary – but Hospital closed

Posted on: 6th July 2018

“Save our NHS” campaigners visit Edward Hain Hospital to say thank you to NHS staff. They meet League of Friends Secretary, Lynne Isaacs and Hospital supporters Shirley Beck and Harry Isaacs but find hospital closed. The Hospital’s inpatient beds have been “temporarily” closed for over 2 years, but outpatient clinics have continued, but it seems […]

Helston Community Hospital – Saying ‘thank you’ to NHS staff on the 70th anniversary

Posted on: 6th July 2018

“Save our NHS” campaigners Lesley Brooke and Andrew George at Helston Community Hospital say “Thank you” to Matron Linda McHale and fellow staff members on the 70th anniversary of the creation of the NHS (5th July 2018)