Sunday, 19 April 2015

PEB for TUSC but not MK

On Friday, a Party Election Broadcast from the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) was broadcast on BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4.


TUSC are standing in 135 seats across the UK and I am pleased they have been allowed this platform to publicise their anti-austerity message.

In Cornwall, there are no TUSC candidates but local residents had the ability hear their views.

And yet, Mebyon Kernow is standing in all six Cornish seats but is being denied coverage of our PEB.

If you want to see our broadcast, produced locally by Cornish Living TV, you have visit Youtube at https://youtu.be/y4ap8deU-6c

Surely the BBC and ITV must see what an affront this is to a fair and democratic system.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Campaign meeting at Kingsley Village

Thanks to everyone who attended our campaign meeting tonight. It was great to see some many people (50-plus) at Kingsley Village and I was delighted to be able to thank everyone who has helped my election campaign through Crowdfunder, through leafletting, or putting up posters, and so much more.

Special thanks to Kernow King - for introducing our recent film - and Malcolm Pitch for entertaining us his songs.



Wednesday, 15 April 2015

MK manifesto launch

Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall also launched its manifesto today.



Titled “Vote for Cornwall … and a new approach to politics,” it includes twelve sections:

- Greater self-government for Cornwall
- Fair funding for Cornwall
- An end to austerity politics
- Decent public services for all
- A strategy for a sustainable economy
- A fair tax system
- Planning in and for Cornwall
- Affordable homes for local people
- A Climate Change Act for Cornwall
- A more just and peaceful World
- A reformed Europe
- Recognition for Cornwall

Why not have a look and see what you think. The document can be downloaded from the MK website at https://www.mebyonkernow.org/policies/

Campaign update


Nine debates down and my main election leaflet for the campaign – the ‘freepost’ one – was delivered to Royal Mail yesterday. All 50,000 of them should be delivered within a week, though I know many of the leaflets – including to my own home – have been delivered today.

Radio Cornwall debate - noon on Thursday

Last night, I attended an election debate at the Eden Project hosted by Radio Cornwall, who recorded the proceedings. It was a somewhat excitable hustings.

Thanks to everyone who supported me at the event. But for those people who were not present, Radio Cornwall will be broadcasting the event tomorrow at noon. Why not have a listen to see how I and the other candidates did.