Andrew George

Andrew has a formidable track record in parliament, serving as a Liberal Democrat MP for 18 years between 1997 and 2015. In and out of Parliament, he has always fought for the dispossessed and the vulnerableAndrew has a formidable track record in parliament, serving as a Liberal Democrat MP for 18 years between 1997 and 2015. In and out of Parliament, he has always fought for the dispossessed and the vulnerable against a rich elite that still tries to exert so much influence here.

In the House of Commons Andrew’s voting record speaks for itself and demonstrates his unfaltering commitment to this constituency, even when it meant voting out of step with his party if necessary:

  • Strongly opposed the Bedroom Tax with a Private Member’s Bill
  • Successfully campaigned to remove the Conservatives’ 50% council tax subsidy for wealthy second home owners
  • Worked with other Cornish MPs to win a £50 annual reduction on Cornish water bills
  • Supported councils keeping Business Rates cash for local spending
  • Successfully campaigned for the Grocery Code Adjudicator, a regulator protecting smaller farmers and suppliers from the bullying tactics of supermarket buyers

Andrew has always been on the side of the disposessed, the vulnerable, and the everyday local voter.In the local constituency Andrew proved himself first rate, and everyone in West Cornwall knows someone whom Andrew has helped, whether it be with individual casework or a campaign on issues of local importance. He continues to work for the community today, and is director of Cornwall Community Land Trust, providing affordable rented and shared-ownership housing to local people.

  • Campaigned for the re-opening of Edward Hain hospital
  • Spearheads the local Save Our NHS campaign
  • Long-standing volunteer at the Penzance Street Food Project

 

Born and bred in Mullion, Andrew is more aware than anyone of the challenges facing West Cornwall.

Born and bred in Mullion, Andrew is more aware than anyone of the challenges facing West Cornwall. As an experienced parliamentarian, he is also skilled in the machinations of parliament and has the knowledge, tenacity and ability to bring about meaningful and lasting change.


Read more about Andrew's work on his website at www.andrewgeorge.org.uk

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A summary of Andrew’s voting record can be viewed at TheyWorkForYou

More detailed parliamentary history can be searched at Hansard


 

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