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“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 […]

Housing need before developers’ greed

Posted on: 14th March 2018

So when Theresa May owned up to spending her youth ‘running through fields of wheat’, perhaps she was still being economical with the truth? It seems she may have been sizing up those fields as future building plots…judging by her statement this week on housing and planning! But the PM is right. There’s a housing […]

Industrial-scale tax avoidance and political influence by second homers must be stopped

Posted on: 19th January 2018

Former MP and housing campaigner, Andrew George, (who led the campaign to get rid of the Council Tax subsidy for second home owners nearly twenty years ago) is calling on Cornwall Council and the Government to clamp down on what he calls “industrial scale tax avoidance” and “preferential electoral influence” by second home owners in […]

Petition: George pledges to scrap “Bedroom Tax” in next Parliament

Posted on: 25th March 2015

Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, yesterday presented a petition signed by over one thousand constituents to Parliament to protest against David Cameron’s block of his Private Members Bill to scrap the “Bedroom Tax”. He said he was determined to get it through in the next Parliament. On presenting the […]

George leads MP pledges for affordable homes manifesto

Posted on: 17th March 2015

Cllr Sue James handing Andrew George, MP a copy of the Manifesto with supporters, including Melville Durrant (between Sue James and Andrew George), CLT Board Member   Mr George pledged his support for the affordable homes manifesto when visiting an open viewing event organised by the Lands End Community Trust in Pendeen. He is the […]

George calls for development moratorium in St Ives

Posted on: 20th January 2015

  Andrew George meets members of the neighbourhood development plan team in St Ives last Saturday West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, called for a moratorium on any further large scale development in St Ives until the St Ives Neighbourhood Development Plan had completed all of its remaining procedures to become an integral part of local […]

“Room” for policy debate in Christmas card

Posted on: 22nd December 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has circulated his Christmas card to many local residents across West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly over the weekend.  Continuing his now traditional “Contrasts at Christmas” he offers local people a “festive quiz” entitled “Room at the Inn…?” He asks the question “who wants to penalise the poor who […]

Bedroom tax – it’s not too late to scrap it

Posted on: 22nd December 2014

Commenting on his campaign to scrap the so-called “bedroom tax”, West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, is urging fellow opponents not to give up in the battle to scrap the tax. Mr George took part in a Commons debate last week.  He had urged the Labour Party to use the opportunity of Parliamentary time to press […]

“Bedroom Tax” Debate

Posted on: 18th December 2014

Missed opportunity – But it’s not too late to scrap it… I urged Labour to use its Parliamentary time to help me unblock my “Axe the Bedroom Tax” Bill (adjourned in Committee stage since November). But they chose to have a debate – to re-rehearse disagreements – which would change nothing. See my amendment: […]

Andrew George Westminster Hall Debate

Posted on: 16th December 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has secured a debate to encourage the Government to extend its policy and support for those in housing need. Mr George, who used to work in the charitable housing sector before he was elected, says that the Government needs to construct a new lower rung on the housing ladder which […]