Friday, 5 April 2013

MK candidates in St Austell and Newquay

In my local St Austell and Newquay constituency, there are a number of interesting contests for Mebyon Kernow candidates to Cornwall Council in which we could do very well.

As I noted previously, in my St Enoder Division I am opposed by a single independent. It is my hope that my record of hard work for my local community will be enough to ensure my re-election to the unitary authority.

In Bugle, first-time candidate Jerry Jefferies is up against Conservative, Independent, Labour and Liberal Democrat opponents.

Another first-time candidate Fiona Carlyon is standing in Fowey and Tywardreath, where she is up against the sitting Liberal Democrat councillor and a Conservative.

Former Restormel Councillor Matt Luke is standing in Penwithick and Boscoppa and is also up against a Liberal Democrat and a Conservative.

Hopefully, both Fiona and Matt will be able to encourage all people who are angry at the Coalition parties to coalesce around MK.

In Roche, former County Councillor Brian Higman is standing for MK against the leader of the Independent Group. There is also a token Conservative candidate in this contest – he lives in Newquay!

Chairman of St Austell Town Council’s Planning Committee Derek Collins is our candidate in St Austell Poltair, where local people fought the large Wainhomes application. Derek is opposed by Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour candidates.

And in St Mawgan and Colan, Rob Poole has a straight fight with the sitting Conservative councillor and hopefully he can attract a wide array of non-Tory votes.

Fingers crossed for some good results. Let’s get working.

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