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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 […]

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. […]

Path lab backtrack

Posted on: 23rd March 2015

  Following his meeting with the Chief Executive of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Bill Shields, West Cornwall MP Andrew George welcomed the decision of the Trust to look again at the proposal to outsource pathology services at the Trust. Mr Shields confirmed that the Trust needed additional investment into the path labs but that they […]

Train upgrade welcome

Posted on: 23rd March 2015

  West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, welcomed today’s confirmation of the Government’s commitment to upgrade all trains for services into and through Cornwall with brand new Hitachi and commuter trains. Mr George led a Parliamentary petition for investment and improvements for intercity rail services from Penzance.  The campaign has already won a £multimillion upgrade for […]

Minister for Health joins Andrew George MP to visit West Cornwall

Posted on: 20th March 2015

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP and Andrew George MP visit West Cornwall Hospital   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George was accompanied by Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State at the Department of Health yesterday, Thursday 19th March, on a visit to West Cornwall Hospital.  Mr George and Mr Lamb had a tour of […]

“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 […]

Local community mustn’t be “steam rollered” by Dean Quarry plans

Posted on: 16th March 2015

Andrew George talks to local residents at Dean Quarry   Following his visit to meet local residents who live in the vicinity of Dean Quarry yesterday, local MP, Andrew George, repeated his pledge to support local residents to stop the Dean Quarry plans and to protest against any attempt to “steam roller” the local community. […]