Brian May flew in to Penzance today to support Parliamentary candidate for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George. Dr May arrived at Penzance Cricket Ground, where a rally was held for Mr George’s campaign, before both Dr May and Mr George met with students at Penwith College nearby.
Dr May has been a long-standing supporter of Mr George and his work on social justice, the NHS, tax-dodging, and the environment, and both have been outspoken critics of the Government’s badger cull.
Dr May has set up a campaign organisation, ‘Common Decency’, to support politicians and candidates who he believes stand up strongly against vested interests, for social justice and are not afraid to rebel against their Party whips. Mr George has been dubbed the “Most Independent Minded MP” due to his rebellious nature in Parliament and his tendency to work with MPs from both the Green and Labour Party on topics such as the NHS, tax-dodging and the environment.
Dr May said, “I have come here today to offer my support to a fine local candidate – Mr Andrew George. He, to me, represents what my campaign with ‘Common Decency’ stands for. He is a man of integrity, hard work and transparency. A vote for Andrew is a vote for ‘Common Decency’ for St Ives”
Says Andrew George: “It was fantastic to welcome Brian to the constituency. Common Decency is a brilliant campaign. Political Parties give the electorate a sense of the background colour of the candidate but we need to get rid of tribalism and work together for the common good.”
For more on Common Decency go to: www.commondecency.org.uk