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St Piran’s Day call for a Cornish Assembly

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Lib Dem Council Group Leader Jeremy Rowe have announced plans for devolving more powers to Cornwall through a Cornish Assembly. In an article published on St Piran’s Day, and coinciding with a visit to Cornwall, Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg and Jeremy Rowe said: “In the next Parliament, Lib […]

Andrew George Westminster Hall Debate

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has secured a debate to encourage the Government to extend its policy and support for those in housing need. Mr George, who used to work in the charitable housing sector before he was elected, says that the Government needs to construct a new lower rung on the housing ladder which […]

Parliamentary update: George calls for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust debt to be wiped clean

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, called on Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, to wipe off the debts of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust in the Commons. Mr George’s question and the response from Mr Hunt are as follows:- Andrew George (St Ives) (LD): I welcome the additional money. My right hon. Friend is right that […]

Parliamentary update: Next A30 upgrade should be Rose-an-Grouse to Long Rock stretch – George

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, pressed Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin MP, for investment in the A30 between Rose-an-Grouse and Long Rock at the Commons. He welcomed the £120 million investment in the next ‘bottleneck’ to the east between Chiverton and Carland Cross. Mr George’s question and response from Mr McLoughlin are as follows: Andrew George […]

Tory mask slips on bedroom tax bill

Tories spent a full morning Committee session talking out a simple motion to agree that the Committee should sit in a desperate attempt to use parliamentary procedure to defeat West Cornwall MP, Andrew George’s Private Members’ Bill to scrap the bedroom tax. Mr George said, “The mask has slipped. They have no shame. The ‘Nasty […]

George raises devolved powers for Cornwall at Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has raised a question on devolving powers and responsibilities from Whitehall to Cornwall at Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons today. Mr George’s question and subsequent response from The Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark, as follows: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise […]

George – There is a better way of doing Coalition Government

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has today published a paper to promote debate, in the lead up to next May’s General Election, on how to create a better version of Coalition Government. Mr George’s paper is released today in this week’s Liberal Democrat Conference edition of Lib Dem Voice. He was also interviewed by the […]

George: 16 and 17 year olds ought to be given the vote

After the Scottish independence referendum saw record voter turnout, West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has renewed calls for the national voting age to be lowered from 18 to 16. Mr George said, “The evidence of engagement of young people in the referendum debate was one of many positive features of the campaigning and the electoral […]

Second Reading success for George’s Affordable Homes Private Members’ Bill

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has expressed his delight at his Affordable Homes Private Members’ Bill winning the vote at the Second Reading stage in the House of Commons on Friday, 5th September. Mr George focused his Bill towards introducing significant exemptions to the Government’s Spare Room Subsidy/Bedroom Tax and promote the intermediate housing market […]