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“I think I’ve met MPs of the future and I’m impressed” – George

Posted on: 17th March 2015

Andrew George and students at Penwith College   Andrew George visited students at Penwith College campus on Friday. He explained to them how he got involved in politics, his upbringing in the constituency and what makes him tick. Mr George came to politics relatively late. After schooling at Mullion, Helston and university at Sussex and […]

Helston Community College rebuild – a big thank you

Posted on: 12th March 2015

Andrew George MP and Dr Pat McGovern at Helston College   Former Principal of Helston Community College – Dr Pat McGovern, and local MP Andrew George, took time to reflect on their successful campaign to secure funding for a College rebuild.  Mr George gave the credit to Dr McGovern for the phenomenal effort and energetic […]

Cornwall Apprenticeships’ 300 in 100 Campaign is backed by Andrew George MP

Posted on: 1st December 2013

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, helped launch the Cornwall Apprenticeship 300 in 100 campaign. This ambitious plan aims to create 300 apprenticeships in the first 100 days of 2014. It is backed by the National Apprenticeship Service, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and other training, business and Local Government stakeholders. The […]

Boost in local apprenticeship figures

Posted on: 12th March 2013

Local MP, Andrew George, has welcomed figures that show that more than 6,000 people were on an apprenticeship last year in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, an increase of 67% on 2009. The figures are an important boost for the role of apprenticeships and for young people and come as National Apprenticeship Week is […]

Andrew George MP welcomes Summer School programme

Posted on: 15th March 2012

Andrew George MP has welcomed the opening of applications for a £50 million two week summer schools programme for disadvantaged children. Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. Hon Nick Clegg MP, announced the fund last September. It is aimed at helping up to 100,000 of the most disadvantaged pupils with the transition from […]

Masters Degree In Sign Language

Posted on: 20th December 2011

Andrew George has signed EDM2549. Motion reads: “That this House congratulates Heriot-Watt University on becoming the first in Scotland to offer a full-time MA in British Sign Language (BSL); notes with concern that there are only 50 official BSL inter…

Apprenticeships (No. 2)

Posted on: 30th November 2011

Andrew George has signed EDM2469. Motion reads: “That this House believes apprenticeships are an essential part of the workplace; recognises that apprenticeships provide individuals, businesses, the public sector and the wider UK labour market with vit…

30th Anniversary Of The Education Act 1981

Posted on: 30th November 2011

Andrew George has signed EDM2481. Motion reads: “That this House recognises the significant progress that has been made in the 30 years since the Education Act 1981 passed through Parliament with all-party support; notes that through an effective partn…

Next Gen Skills Launch

Posted on: 30th November 2011

Andrew George has seconded EDM2482. Motion reads: “That this House welcomes the launch of Next Gen Skills, a major new campaign by the UK’s leading video games, visual effects, advertising and software technology firms, together with the UK’s major ski…