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Welcome for new investment in Maternity care

Cornwall’s Liberal Democrat MPs have welcomed news of a £300,000 investment in enhanced maternity services at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, announced today. The funding will support two new birthing pool rooms and the purchase of extra equipment including fetal monitors

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LIB DEM HEALTH MINISTER NORMAN LAMB IN CORNWALL TO CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat Minister for Care and Support at the Department of Health, is in Cornwall today to push for better care and support for those with mental health problems. He will be meeting key leaders from across

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“BOOST CORNISH BUSINESS AND HELP OUR ASPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE” – GEORGE

Cornwall Apprenticeships 300 in 100 campaign West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, will launch the Cornwall Apprenticeship 300 in 100 campaign next Monday, 6th January 2014. This ambitious campaign aims to create 300 apprenticeships in the first 100 days of 2014.

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Government can do more to help local families on to housing ladder

With the launch of the second stage of the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ Mortgage Guarantee Scheme this week, local MP Andrew George is renewing his call for Ministers to target their support for the ‘intermediate market’ – shared equity, shared

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More community hospital beds – not less

Commenting on news of cancelled operations at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, local MP, Andrew George, is calling upon health chiefs to think again and reverse the removal of community hospital beds and the closure of Poltair Hospital. Mr George

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Pressing case for Helston Community College ‘C block’ re-build

The MP for West Cornwall, Andrew George, will lead a delegation from Helston College and Cornwall Council to meet Schools Minister, David Laws MP, tomorrow – Wednesday 9th October. Mr George has called for the meeting to seek Government support

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Patient safety compromised : Safe Staffing Alliance hosted in Parliament

Health Select Committee member, Andrew George MP, will host an event for the Safe Staffing Alliance in Parliament to highlight the vital need for safe registered nurse staff levels on hospital wards across the UK.  The event will take place

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Work with nurses, don’t cap their pay – George

Commenting on the Health Secretary’s proposal to cap a 1% pay increase for health workers next year, Liberal Democrat Health Select Committee member, Andrew George MP, urged Government Ministers to work with frontline health workers rather than to demoralise them.

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Home care workers need more time.

Commenting on today’s report from Leonard Cheshire Disability that home care workers are being asked to perform tasks within 15 minute visits, Liberal Democrat member of the Health Select Committee, Andrew George MP, is calling on Health Ministers to introduce

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Welcome for Penzance-London rail announcement – George

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed today’s Government announcement on the rewarding of an interim rail franchise to First Great Western. This will safeguard and permit improvements to be made to rail services over the next 23 months and

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  • Nick Clegg, coalitions and the SNP: too much egg in the pudding? April 25, 2015
    Nick Clegg has been talking about how the Liberal Democrats will not be part of a coalition which has to rely on the support of the SNP or UKIP. He outlined his position in an email to members this afternoon: You’ll see in the news today some comments I made about us not entering into […]
    Caron Lindsay
  • So how worried should we be about the Ashcroft poll on Bristol West? April 25, 2015
    Lord Ashcroft has released a further six constituency polls today. There is serious Liberal Democrat interest in only one of them – in Stephen Williams’ constituency in Bristol West. The results make depressing reading, showing Stephen in 3rd place behind the Greens. The figures, after they’ve been through Ashcroft’s magic manipulator, his not very transpare […]
    Caron Lindsay