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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 […]

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We’ll take Cornish fishermen’s fight to Westminster

Posted on: 4th June 2018

Following a visit to the fishing port of Newlyn today, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Minister, Tom Brake MP and Andrew George, former local MP and Shadow Fisheries Minister, pledged to to protect Cornish fishing interests in the Westminster Brexit debates. Concern has been raised that promises made by Government Ministers that they would “take back […]

George revisits Goonhilly – now “going from strength to strength”

Posted on: 25th May 2018

Former MP and Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Andrew George, will revisit Goonhilly Earth Station on Friday 25th May to view the progress of the company he did much to help as MP. Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) Ltd has been going from strength to strength in the highly globally competitive world of space science and radio […]

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 […]

“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 […]

The Government not our hospital staff should be in ‘special measures’

Posted on: 6th April 2018

    Once again, Government hospital inspectors criticise hard-working NHS staff for… the failures of Government. Today CQC Hospital inspectors have again slated Cornwall’s main Hospital. But most of it comes down to underfunding and under staffing. Culture of bullying A quote from the husband of one of the hospital’s registered nurses on the Cornwall […]

Taking back control of “our fish”?

Posted on: 2nd April 2018

Fishermen risk their lives to put food on our tables. So they don’t deserve to be deliberately misled, as they have been. I’ve always campaigned for an HONEST and DELIVERABLE policy for our fishermen; and have consistently opposed the irresponsible attempts of Conservatives and others to visit a cruel hoax on British fishermen. Like others […]

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 […]

George asks returning officer for ‘permission’ to attend Helston Flora Day

Posted on: 25th March 2015

Andrew George playing St Piran in Hal an Tow   With the General Election count due to take place on Flora Day, May 8th, the local MP who was born and brought up in the area and who has always taken part in Flora Day celebrations has written to the General Election Returning Officer to […]

Cornish devolution would offer homes for locals lifeline

Posted on: 24th March 2015

    Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, today pressed the case in Parliament for Cornwall to have devolved powers to redesign its planning system and to put local housing need above land speculators’ greed and to combat the rise of second homes. In a question to the Deputy Prime […]