Guest Speaker: Andrew George
Monday 28 January 2019
Peter Lanyon Seminar Room 7
6pm - 9pm
Andrew George will be joining us on Penryn Campus to give a talk followed by a Q+A, where you can pick his brains about his career in Parliament, topical issues (Brexit will invariably come up!), Cornish politics, or anything else that takes your fancy. We'll also have drinks and nibbles for all attendees! We'll be in the Peter Lanyon building Seminar room 7 from 6pm-9pm, so please join us for what should be a very enjoyable and informative evening.
A bit about Andrew:
Andrew is a renowned local and national campaigner. He was the Liberal Democrat MP for the West Cornwall and Scilly constituency of St Ives 1997-2015 and nearly won the seat back (in spite of difficult circumstances) in June 2017. He said he’s “not walking away”.
He led successful parliamentary campaigns – e.g. to remove the Conservative’s 50% council tax subsidy for wealthy second home owners, for a new regulator to protect smaller farmers and other suppliers from the “bully-boy” behaviour of supermarket buyers (known as the Grocery Code Adjudicator) and has led other campaigns for safe registered nurse staffing on hospital wards, against the Conservative’s ‘Bedroom Tax’ and many other campaigns in the field of international development, environment, health, anti-poverty, anti-discrimination, housing and much else.
Andrew is currently the Director of affordable housing charity Cornwall Community Land Trust and runs other research and campaign projects with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust and others.