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Climate Change

Important debate on the Climate Emergency

Posted on: 14th March 2019

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran and Green MP Caroline Lucas secured important debate on the Climate Emergency last week. No Conservative MP from Cornwall turned up! Young people have done a fantastic job to highlight that climate change is the biggest challenge which politicians must tackle urgently – far more important than the “B” word […]

Climate Change

Offer to support students debate climate policy – George

Posted on: 18th February 2019

Local Liberal Democrat campaigner and former MP has offered to help local schools and colleges who wish to take their “Strike 4 climate” protest further. Parents of many students and students themselves who joined protestors on Friday have asked Mr George to visit schools to engage in discussions and debates on policy. Some school heads […]

Climate Change

Sir David Attenborough told the world this week “the collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon”

Posted on: 6th December 2018

If Sir David says it you have to sit up and take notice. He’s right. Human actions over the last couple of centuries have helped tip the world onto the verge of catastrophic climate change. Unless we take dramatic action now. The prediction is evidence-based. A conclusion supported by the vast majority of respected scientists; […]

National Park for Cornwall? Yes please

Posted on: 7th June 2018

I would support the case being made for a National Park for Cornwall. The Government’s relaxation of planning controls is harming our environment. The planning system is fuelled by greed rather than by need. Weak planning simply means we get more of what we don’t want and less of what we need. I work to […]

Environment policy has turned sharply downward

Posted on: 24th May 2018

Environment policy has turned sharply downward since the Conservatives shook off the stronger green credentials of the Liberal Democrats in 2015. They’ve: scrapped the Dept of Climate Change, sold off the Green Investment Bank, weakened planning controls, fought to free themselves from higher EU environmental standards, forced Cornwall to build at least another 7,000 houses […]

Time to put green policy high on agenda

Posted on: 31st March 2015

Andrew and the panel at the open meeting   In one of his last acts as Member of Parliament before becoming the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency he has represented since 1997, Andrew George held a large open meeting in the lecture theatre at Penwith College with environmental experts to “work for a greener […]

Penzance breakwater – consultation underway

Posted on: 27th March 2015

Andrew George and Jonathan Burnett   Comments and suggestions welcome The Penzance Harbour Working Party yesterday (Thursday 26th March) held a roundtable meeting with key stakeholders to discuss the future of Penzance Harbour and seafront at St Clare, Penzance. The Harbour Working Group Party which was set up by Andrew George MP a year ago, […]

Treloyhan “refer back” is vindication

Posted on: 25th March 2015

  St Ives MP, Andrew George, said this week that the decision of Cornwall Council to refer the controversial Treloyhan Manor application back to the Western Area Planning Committee for re-consideration is a vindication of both local residents who have raised concerns about inconsistencies in the handling of the Treloyhan Manor application and his own […]

Big roll out planned for badger jab project

Posted on: 24th March 2015

Andrew George and Prof. Rosie Woodroffe with an an anaesthetised badger.   The MP who instigated the first community led badger vaccination programme in the UK, Andrew George, heralded the first pilot year of the badger vaccination programme in West Cornwall a great success. Mr George initiated the badger vaccination project in partnership with the […]

Big “Green” Debate

Posted on: 24th March 2015

Rock Star – Brian May – Backs Andrew George Local MP to Set Agenda for Government  West Cornwall MP and former shadow Liberal Democrat Environment and Climate Change Minister, Andrew George, has called a public meeting to review the impact of public policy on the environment and on climate change as Parliament comes to close. […]