Saturday, 16 February 2013

Cllrs Brian Higman and Matt Facey join Mebyon Kernow

I am very pleased to be able to announce that Brian Higman (above right) and Matt Facey (above left) have joined Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall.

They are both prominent parish councillors from within the St Austell and Newquay constituency.

Brian Higman is a former Liberal Democrat councillor, who represented his local area on Cornwall Council for ten years between 1999 and 2009. He also served on Restormel Borough Council prior to 2003 and was Mayor of the Borough in 1994-1995. He continues to serve on Roche Parish Council and is involved with many local organisations, including the Roche Victory Hall.

Brian Higman has described himself as disillusioned with the Lib Dems, whom he left in 2010, and “fed up with ‘national’ politics.”

Explaining his decision to join MK, Brian said: “Now is the time to ensure that politics in Cornwall is actually for the good of Cornwall. That is why I am pleased to be joining and supporting Mebyon Kernow.”

Matt Facey is a businessman from Mevagissey who is presently Vice-Chairman of his local Parish Council. Matt is also heavily involved with his local community and continues to make representations on a wide range of issues such as planning and flooding problems.

He added: “I am not interested in top-down politics dictated by Westminster. We have all seen the nonsense spoken by career politicians and it is time to bring politics back to our villages and towns.”

I am absolutely delighted that Brian and Matt have chosen to join Mebyon Kernow. They are respected champions for their respective communities and I hope that many more people will follow their lead and help us build a stronger team to push for a better deal for Cornwall.

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