West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, said he “wasn’t surprised” to learn that St Ives has been named as the “best place to live”, following a poll of 3,000 people conducted by a national property agency.
Mr George commented (and tweeted!) over the weekend that “all of our local towns and villages are amongst the best places on the planet.
“Of course it is great that national polls often place local towns at the top of the most desirable places to purchase a property.
“However, our first priority has to be that local people are able to afford to carry on living in our local communities and that this understandable nation-wide desire to buy property here doesn’t result in locals being priced out of the market!”