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News Update

Posted on: 2nd August 2018

Last weekend I joined local police on patrol and performed my regular stint supporting the Penzance Street Food Project (SFP). I came away very encouraged. The prospects for Penzance remain positive, providing that those who speak up for the town are likewise positive about these things. However, there are still many who would rather blame […]

West Cornwall Runners’ tribute to Matt Campbell – 3.7 #MilesForMatt

Posted on: 1st May 2018

Privileged to join Matt Campbell’s Uncle, Steve, and cousin, Zac, at Penrose this morning when we and they ran 3.7 #MilesForMatt . As you know, Matt tragically died a week today at the London Marathon – 3.7 miles from the finishing line, hence the enthusiasm amongst the running community to show support for the family […]

“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 supports work of Addaction charity

Posted on: 17th March 2015

Andrew George MP, top right, pictured with Jason Williams, Bruce Arnott, Helen Hampton and Richard Evans   Andrew George, MP, visited Addaction’s Penzance base at the weekend to learn more about the charity’s work to eliminate Hepatitis C from the county. Addaction Charity, a pioneer in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation. It has […]

Andrew George MP to take part in “Race for Wildlife” Sunday 7th December

Posted on: 2nd December 2014

Local MP, Andrew George, will take part in the Race for Wildlife 7 mile run organised by Mounts Bay Harriers for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust this coming Sunday, 7th December. The race commences from Penwith College at 10 am. Mr George is sponsored by local retailer Seasalt to complete the 7 miles. Mr George explained, […]

George: Government should scrap VAT levy on lifesaving charities

Posted on: 10th November 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has stepped up his call for the VAT levy on charities raising money for essential lifesaving work, including public access defibrillators, to be lifted. Mr George said, “I previously raised the unfairness of VAT being levied on charities which raise money for defibrillators with the Treasury and Health Ministers. I’ve […]

Thanks to Helston-based charities helping in the Philippines

Posted on: 15th November 2013

Local MP, Andrew George, is congratulating Helston based charities who are providing emergency relief to communities in the Philippines stricken as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. Mr George said: “Tom Henderson has told me that his Shelter for Humanity charity has a six man team working out there and Alison Wallace of Shelterbox has confirmed […]

Action Aid Research On Tax Havens

Posted on: 22nd November 2011

Andrew George has signed EDM2435. Motion reads: “That this House is shocked to learn from Action Aid, the leading overseas aid organisation, the fact that 98 per cent. of the FTSE 100 listed companies use tax havens and that they locate at least a quar…

World Aids Day 2011

Posted on: 22nd November 2011

Andrew George has signed EDM2437. Motion reads: “That this House notes, 30 years on from the first officially reported cases of HIV, the importance of World Aids Day 2011 on 1 December; welcomes the significant treatment advances which mean that many p…

Andrew George MP supports Water Aid

Posted on: 27th September 2011

Local MP, Andrew George, visited Archie Brown’s health food shop, therapy space and café in Penzance yesterday (Monday 26th September), to recognise their achievements in raising funds for people in the developing world without clean water or sanitation. Since 2009, customers of Archie Brown’s have raised over £1500 (£400 of which was raised during the […]