Wednesday, 7 April 2010

The team for Cornwall

It is now official. The General Election will take place on 6th May and Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall are standing candidates in all Cornish constituencies for the first time in our history.

Following MK’s good showing in last year’s European Elections, when we out-polled Labour, and the election of three MK members onto Cornwall Council, we believes that putting forward a full slate of candidates represents a serious step-change for the Party.

Our candidates are as follows:

Camborne and Redruth – Loveday Jenkin
North Cornwall – Joanie Willett
South East Cornwall – Roger Holmes
St Austell and Newquay – Dick Cole
St Ives – Simon Reed
Truro and Falmouth – Loic Rich

In our first salvo in the campaign, we have confirmed that we will seek to place “Fair Funding for Cornwall” at the heart of the campaign.

We all know that Cornwall has been under-funded for many, many years. We receive less money for our schools, hospitals and public services than elsewhere in the UK, while we continue to lose out to the wider South West and the quango-state.

A key part of our campaign will be for a Commission to investigate the full extent of this Government under-funding of Cornwall, which we will pressing all political parties to support. We are also calling on the main London parties to abide by the findings of such a review and guarantee Cornish communities their fair share of future spending.

1 comment:

Badham Farm said...

Glad to see that at last you have realised thet the Quango state - AKA SWERDA is anti democratice & swallows up a lot of cash that shoukld come to Cornwall. i could tell you about the millions that go to another quango - Visit Britain from cornish Businesses and we have been working for years to stop that. Thats enough for now !!