Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Andrew George, MP

…de la Independent:

Tory and Lib Dem ministers from the coalition Government were among the first batch of newly-elected MPs to take the oath or affirm in order to take their seats on the famous green benches…

…Lib Dem
Andrew George (St Ives) took the oath in Cornish. The proud Cornishman led the parliamentary campaign to have the language officially recognised.

He claims to have been the first MP to speak Cornish in the Chamber when he made his maiden speech in 1997.