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Badger cull continues to fail

Posted on: 9th September 2019

The Government’s badger cull was politically motivated, not based on sound science. Seven years on and after the culling of 40,000 badgers that reality remains. I opposed the cull then warning that culling badgers would risk making the problem of bovine TB worse. I helped set up the first community-led Badger vaccination project in West […]

Of course it’s a pre-election bribe – but let’s bag it to give our towns a boost

Posted on: 6th September 2019

Andrew George welcomed today’s Conservative party (Government) announcement that it would spend £billions of taxpayers money to boost towns in the most marginal constituencies on the Country. Only towns in the most marginal seats of St Ives, Camborne-Redruth and Truro-Falmouth have been granted the chance to claim up to £25 million for each town – […]

Cornwall deserves a fair share from Johnson’s magic money-lending tree

Posted on: 29th July 2019

  Andrew George has joined his fellow Liberal Democrat Parliamentary campaign team to call for Cornwall to get a fair share of Government investment in its services and economy from the new Johnson Government. Andrew said, “This Government is led by a man who can’t tell truth from fiction. There’s going to be an almighty […]

Young people – our climate conscience

Posted on: 6th May 2019

Really encouraged to meet students at Cape Cornwall School and at Mounts Bay Academy. All so very interested, engaged, committed. Our discussion? Climate Change. Many had gone on School “Strike” to protest that their parents and grandparents generations had let them down. Had left them a legacy which threatens their future and of thousands of species […]

Good leaders stand up against those who seek to divide us

Posted on: 25th April 2019

Just a month ago representatives of the whole Cornish community – Christians, Jews, Agnostics, Humanists and others – stood with our Islamic brothers and sisters in peace and solidarity against intolerance and hate. This was following the shocking murder of hundreds of worshipping muslims in New Zealand by a right-wing extremist. And so it is […]

Leedstown Cricket Club

Leedstown CC prepares for new season

Posted on: 8th April 2019

Leedstown Cricket Club is looking forward to the new season, starting next month. It has two teams in Divisions 4 and 6. Leedstown are also looking for new players (men and women) to join a cheerful and competitive club. The Club has a greed a new sponsorship arrangement with SEF (Southern England Farmers) which is […]

Not such a Happy Mothers’ Day – as Child Poverty increases again

Posted on: 31st March 2019

The Conservatives have pushed more children into poverty. Conservative Government tax credit cuts and the switch to Universal Credit has contributed to increased child poverty. 4.1 million children are now in poverty – that’s 30% of children now below the poverty line. Over 70% of children in poverty are in working households. So it’s not […]

Good news. Home care workers in Cornwall will be better paid and treated and given more time to care.

Posted on: 28th February 2019

Eight years ago I started pushing a care workers’ Charter to improve pay and conditions for the heroes who provide home care. Although this should have been sorted by the Government, it hasn’t been. However, I’m pleased that Liberal Democrats on Cornwall Council have now been able to introduce a “real living wage” base line […]

Cornwall’s Conservative MPs voted again last week to cut Government money to Cornwall Council

Posted on: 14th February 2019

That’s an 88% cut in core Government funding to Cornwall Council since 2015! £120 million in 2015. Just £14 million this year. When your Council Tax bill goes up above inflation again and public services – social care, buses, schools, public toilets, car parks etc – are cut or go up in price that’s why. […]

Conservative MPs have consistently supported cuts to Cornwall Council funding 88% cut since 2015

Posted on: 12th February 2019

Cornwall’s Conservative MPs again voted to cut Cornwall Council’s budget last week. An 88% cut in Government funding to Cornwall since 2015! That’s a cut from £120 million in 2015/16 to just £14 million in 2019/20. Link to last week’s debate and vote: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-02-05/debates/05D59847-91DD-467E-A523-0939B77AD4D2/LocalGovernmentFinance