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Archive for the ‘Rural Affairs’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

“Supermarket Watchdog is muzzled and chained” – George

Posted on: 6th March 2015

  The National Chair of the body which led the campaign for the Supermarket Watchdog – the Grocery Code Adjudicator – Andrew George MP, has called on the Government for further powers for the GCA.  A leading sector journal, Farmers Weekly, invited Mr George as one of an expert Grocery supply chain panel to comment on the […]

Dairy farmers deserve full support of Grocery Watchdog

Posted on: 20th January 2015

Andrew George MP – who chairs the Grocery Market Action Group and was an architect of the groceries watchdog (the Groceries Code Adjudicator) – is calling on Ministers to give dairy farmers greater protection and support, particularly during a period when milk can be purchased at a price cheaper than water! Commenting on a Rural […]

George welcomes minister to launch of “Superfast Scilly”

Posted on: 21st November 2014

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, will welcome Communities Minister, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad to the Islands on Friday 21st November when the Minister formerly switches on the Superfast Broadband connection for the Islands at the Star Castle Hotel on St Mary’s. Mr George has been […]

George welcomes support for “Better connections” dossier

Posted on: 18th November 2014

MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, has welcomed the response he has received so far from residents and businesses across the constituency to his call for information and evidence about problems with connectivity to both mobile phones and the Internet. Mr George has already raised the […]

Push for West Cornwall and Scillies to be “best connected” rural area in UK

Posted on: 14th November 2014

West Cornwall and Scillies MP, Andrew George, is stepping up his campaign on Government and commercial operators to make the region the best connected rural area in the UK. Mr George is also calling on local people who still need better mobile signals in their area to contact his office so that they can work […]

Penwith badger vaccination project

Posted on: 27th October 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, showed Parliamentary colleague Baroness Kate Parminter how the Penwith badger vaccination project is progressing on Saturday 25th October. Baroness Parminter is a former executive of the RSPCA and former Chair of the Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals and has a strong interest in environmental and animal protection matters. […]

Andrew George welcomes Baroness Parminter to view badger vaccination project

Posted on: 24th October 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, will show Parliamentary colleague Baroness Kate Parminter how the Penwith badger vaccination project is progressing this Saturday morning 25th October. Kate is a former executive of the RSPCA and former Chair of the Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals and has a strong interest in environmental and animal protection […]

Good progress in West Cornwall badger vaccine project

Posted on: 29th September 2014

Andrew holds an anaesthetised badger with Professor Rosie Woodroffe overseeing   Local MP, Andrew George, was encouraged by the good progress being made in the project to roll out a badger vaccine in West Cornwall to bear down on the problems of bovine tuberculosis in the local cattle herd; a project he originally proposed last […]