Monday, 8 April 2013

Mebyon Kernow launches manifesto for Cornwall Council elections

Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall has today launched its manifesto for the Cornwall Council elections which will take place on 2nd May.

It is titled “Putting Cornwall First” and in support of the document, I have made the following statement:

“It is a difficult time for local government in Cornwall. Funding cuts from the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition mean that, between 2011 and 2015, Cornwall Council will lose a massive £546 million in spending power. This is having a devastating impact on the ability of the unitary authority to deliver services, and this is already adversely affecting the elderly, the young, those in need, and the ordinary working people of Cornwall.

“Councillors from the Coalition parties are largely in denial about the harm being caused by the policies of their own Government, preferring to play party political games.

“We need councillors who will put Cornwall first and focus on defending the best interests of our local communities.”

“Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall is different to the mainstream London-based political parties. We are based here in Cornwall, we have no vested interests and are not funded by big business. We also have no political masters in London to please and we will always fight for what is best for the people of Cornwall.”

You can download the MK manifesto from the MK website –

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