Wednesday, 21 June 2017

MK news update and Cornish Nation no. 75

Mebyon Kernow has just published the latest edition of Cornish Nation, which has been emailed or posted to all MK members.

If you are not already a member and would like a complimentary copy, please get in contact via Please specify whether you would like a paper or digital copy.

This edition includes a detailed summary of the recent local election campaign in which MK’s four Cornwall Councillors were re-elected to the unitary authority. It also includes a summary of the reasons why MK’s National Executive took the decision to not put forward candidates for the snap General Election which took place on 8th June. It was not an easy decision, but we concluded that it would not be possible to prepare or finance a meaningful campaign while our immediate priority had to be the local elections.

As you will see, we felt that we needed to focus our immediate efforts on “building local support and boosting our all-year-round campaigns for Cornwall, while supporting the key work of MK councillors recently re-elected onto the unitary authority, along with our representatives on town and parish councils.”

If you are not already actively involved with your local branch, I would appeal to you to get in contact to find out more about what you can do:

- For Mid Cornwall, ring me on 07791 876607.
- For North and East Cornwall, ring Cllr Andrew Long on 07812 597257.
- For West Cornwall, ring Cllr Loveday Jenkin on 07718 763566.

And if you live outside of Cornwall, please consider how you might be able to assist us through social media or some other means.

It is also the case that the failure of the Conservatives to secure an overall majority on 8th June has raised the prospect of another General Election. With this in mind, MK‘s National Executive will be meeting within a couple of weeks or so to discuss how we would approach such a contest. We will, of course, keep all members informed about our plans.

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