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George presses Government on Cornwall’s right to manage its own funding

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed the £11.3million expansion of the Cornwall and Isles of Scillies Growth Deal, but, speaking in the Commons today, pressed Government Ministers to allow Cornwall to manage its own funding. It is estimated that this funding could create 5000 new jobs and has the potential to generate a further […]

George calls for free bus passes for young people

Andrew George MP meets Penwith College students   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has visited Penwith College to call for free bus passes for 16-25 year olds.  Mr George met with students at Penwith College on Friday 25th January 2015 to discuss the challenges they face with rural transport.  Mr George is calling for the […]

Scillies helicopter a step closer

Andrew George and AgustaWestland Chairman Graham Cole   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, led a delegation of senior executives from AgustaWestland and PricewaterhouseCoopers to meet Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer, to seek Government support for the reinstatement of the Scillies helicopter service.  The delegation which included AgustaWestland Chairman Graham Cole, with whom Mr George has been […]

Wearing blindfold “opened my eyes” to challenges blind people face

Andrew George MP being guided by Neil Howe, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Andrew George on board the bus, buying his ticket.   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, took up The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association “Blindfold bus challenge” on Friday 10th October,  from Penzance bus station. Mr George met a representative […]

Put rail investment on fast track – George

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, is urging Government Minister Greg Clark to put promised investment in rail services on a fast track. The Cabinet Office Minister is visiting Penzance rail station today to meet with Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP to discuss Cornwall’s Growth Deal. Mr George led the successful campaign for major investment […]

George “more confident” Scillies helicopter service will return, after meeting in Penzance

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George and Graham Cole, Chairman of AgustaWestland, have jointly expressed their optimism over a potential helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Mr George organised a private meeting in Penzance last weekend at which Mr Cole and executives from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) presented the findings of a draft […]

Government transport investments welcome, as far as they go – George

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, will confirm the go ahead of important harbour improvements on St Mary’s and at Penzance and announce £1.8 million funding for the resurfacing St Mary’s roads when he visits West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on Wednesday 13th August, according to local MP Andrew George. The […]

George: Rail investment is the beginning, not the end

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed today’s Government announcement to provide a package of £multi million rail improvements in Cornwall. He has also highlighted that the rail investment is “the beginning, not the end” for improvements to train services from Penzance. Mr George has led the Parliamentary campaign for rail investment to Penzance. Mr […]

George hails rail campaign success – multi-million improvements mainline, sleeper and Penzance

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, is hailing a Government announcement due to be made tomorrow as a campaign success for the Independent and Liberal Democrat led Cornwall Council, and the work of a key council official – Nigel Blackler (whose brainchild it was) – for his constituents who massively backed his petition and campaign for […]