Former MP named CLT director

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L-R: Andrew George and CLT chairman Phil Randall

The former MP for St Ives, Andrew George, has been unveiled as the new leader of the Cornwall Community Land Trust (CLT).

Chairman, Phil Randall, made the announcement during CLT’s £250k share issue at the Eden Project, aimed at providing working capital to increase the output of affordable homes for local people.

George said: “Securing decent and genuinely affordable homes for local families is the most pressing challenge for Cornwall and the Scillies.

L-R: Andrew George and CLT chairman Phil Randall
L-R: New Cornwall CLT director, Andrew George, with chairman Phil Randall

“Although Cornwall is one of the fastest growing places in the UK – doubling its housing stock in 40 years – the housing problems of locals have got significantly worse. What we need is for communities and charities like the Cornwall Community Land Trust to do more.

“It’s an honour to be asked to take on such an important role and with a charity with such a strong national reputation. I look forward to the challenge of maintaining the excellent work that Alan Fox, Helen Downing and the Board have already initiated since 2006.”