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More drama than substance

Posted on: 21st June 2018

The dramatic sounding Prime-Ministerial announcement of more money for our NHS was just that – more drama than substance. Barely papers over the cracks Breathless media reporters gasped, but woefully miscalculated. The Government is offering 3.4% more per annum over the next 5 years. This barely papers over the cracks; is a lower increase than […]

“Wear a bandage” to show support for NHS

Posted on: 19th June 2018

Disappointed by the government’s ‘inadequate’ offer to the NHS local campaigners are calling on the public to “wear a bandage” to show support for the NHS. The Save our NHS campaign group made up of NHS staff, health professionals and cross-Party health campaigners will gather for a vigil in Penzance town centre on the eve […]

Health Campaigners will gather in Pz Town Centre on 30th June

Posted on: 18th June 2018

Save our NHS campaigners including representatives from Keep our NHS Public, West Cornwall Heathwatch, 38 Degrees, local NHS and health professionals and health campaigners will gather in the centre of Penzance on the morning of Saturday 30th June. Campaigners will gather for a vigil and rally at the bottom of Causewayhead between 11am and 12.30pm […]

Jenny Agutter gives strong backing to “Save our NHS” campaign

Posted on: 18th June 2018

Video-1 Internationally renowned actor and star of TV drama Call the Midwife, Jenny Agutter, has pledged her support for a cross-Party campaign to “Save our NHS”. This follows yesterday’s NHS funding announcement by the Prime Minister. The campaign group of medical professionals and health campaigners are calling for “20% more by 2020”. This contrasts with […]

NHS “sticking plaster” cash promise is nothing like enough

Posted on: 17th June 2018

Today’s hastily cobbled together face-saving NHS cash initiative by the PM is nothing like enough. It won’t even come close to resolving the serious crisis her Government has placed our NHS in. Welcome as it is, the extra funding is a more of a sticking plaster for the tattered reputation of the Conservative Party than […]

To “Save our NHS”…it needs “20% more by 2020” – cross/non-Party Campaign launched

Posted on: 13th June 2018

A major campaign group of current and recently retired NHS clinicians, medical staff and cross/non Party campaigners have launched a campaign which calls on the Government to “Save our NHS” by significantly increase resources – “20% more by 2020”. Headed by NHS campaigner and former MP, Andrew George and former Cornwall NHS Chief, Dr Colin […]

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 […]

Cornish campaign to “save our NHS” before yet more cuts

Posted on: 4th June 2018

(Further to Helston Community Hospital statement attached) Former MP and NHS campaigner, Andrew George will this week announce the launch of a campaign to “Save our NHS” along with senior clinicians, and a cross-Party team of fellow campaigners. They will call for 20% more funding for the NHS by 2020 and launch a Charter of […]

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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 […]

Marginal west Cornwall constituency to get visit by Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Minister

Posted on: 28th May 2018

Tom Brake MP – the Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Minister – will hold meetings in Penzance and Newlyn during his visit to the marginal St Ives Constituency this week (Thurs 31st May/Fri 1st June). The Conservatives held on to St Ives with a majority of just 312 votes a year ago. As well as holding […]