Blog Archives

Culdrose Search and Rescue Must Be Supported if Contract is Ripped Up

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, has called upon Transport Minister, Mike Penning MP, to assure him that essential Search and Rescue Services like the 771 Squadron at RNAS Culdrose

Posted in Helston

Government Must Not Risk Sea Safety – Andrew George MP

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, will warn Government Ministers that they must not put at risk the lives of those who are ‘in peril’ on our seas. The Department

Posted in Helston

Andrew George to Press Defence Secretary For Reassurance Over RNAS Culdrose

Andrew George MP, St Ives, has called on Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP for reassurance that defence budget cuts will not adversely impact upon RNAS Culdrose, following the Strategic Defence Review. RNAS Culdrose, based near Helston in West Cornwall, is Europe’s

Posted in Helston

Andrew George MP Visits Trevarno Railway Station

St Ives MP, Andrew George visited Trevarno Railway Station on Friday and met with the Chairman of the Helston Railway Preservation Company to discuss progress on the project. The station was officially re-opened in the summer.

Posted in Helston

Helston Project Freed From Cornwall’s EU Funding Freeze

Andrew George MP has welcomed news that a Helston based staircase manufacturer has had the go-ahead for grant funding after fears it would lose out on vital European Convergence aid. Spiral Construction Ltd had received verbal approval for a European Covergence

Posted in Helston

Early Response Promised to Search and Rescue Enquiry

A Government Defence Minister has reassured Andrew George MP that RNAS Culdrose’s search and rescure service won’t be jeopardised by the suspension of a £6 billion contract with Soteria for search and rescue services. The St Ives MP has also been assured he

Posted in Helston

Andrew George’s response to Search & Rescue contract suspension

Andrew George’s response to the Coalition Government’s suspension of the Culdrose Search and Rescue contract with Soteria, for full details: Search and Rescue Contract Suspension

Posted in Helston
  • Opinion: Should all-member ballots replace conference on policy votes? October 20, 2014
    The Liberal Democrat conference’s decision to support the use of One Member, One Vote (OMOV) in federal conference decisions is to be welcomed. It means any member who attends conference can vote on conference decisions, not just leading figures and those elected by their local parties to be conference representatives. While this is all very […]
    Robin McGhee
  • Opinion: Tackling tax avoidance should be a top manifesto issue  October 20, 2014
    In the flurry of press coverage over recent UKIP success, the steady rise of the Greens is usually ignored (including by the broadcast media who are excluding them from the pre-election debates). The Greens have taken the left-wing protest vote which of course we used to get.  On the doorsteps in Hornsey and Wood Green, […]
    Cara Jenkinson