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We can be better than this – and rise above Scrooge-like excuses for child poverty

Posted on: 28th October 2020

Warm congratulations and thanks to many local businesses and individuals who’ve stepped up and responded with kindness after Parliament voted down Marcus Rashford’s campaign to fight child hunger amongst the poorest families. The vote itself was shocking enough. But the litany of attempted excuses expose the Conservative MPs who voted against children in need. Let’s […]

British Lifeboats upholding British values

Posted on: 16th August 2020

  I celebrate the wonderful work of our lifeboat volunteers. It’s inspiring and reassuring. They continue to uphold British values in spite the storms and tempests of politically-inspired news reporting all around them. The coxswain of a lifeboat on the Kent coast said this week – when asked about their saving the lives of desperate […]

Conservatives turn back on child refugees, again.

Posted on: 11th January 2020

It’s disappointing but not surprising. Conservative MPs who were so keen to declare support for the Save the Children #StandForChildren Christmas campaign just a few weeks ago have again voted to refuse child refugees sanctuary in the UK. Last week MPs, including local the Conservative, who made much of their declaratory support for Save the Children and […]


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 […]

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 […]