Making Cornwall Council Democratic
Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall is committed to open and inclusive decision-making at all levels of governance.
Protecting the Cornish Environment
The threat of climate change is the defining issue of modern politics and the world is facing serious environmental threats. All nations around the World must meet this challenge head-on and put the issues of sustainability at the heart of decision-making.
Delivering Proper Local-Needs Housing
Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall believes that local families have a fundamental right to good quality housing, both for purchase and rent, in their own communities and at a price that is truly affordable.
Delivering Pro-Cornwall Planning Policies
Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall supports well-balanced planning policies which protect the Cornish countryside, while allowing appropriate developments that meet the needs of local communities (ie. proper local-needs housing).
Safeguarding the Cornish Economy
Mebyon Kernow is committed to improving Cornwall’s economic performance, helping people to provide a better future for themselves and their families, whilst protecting our exceptional natural environment.
Protecting the Less Well-Off and Vulnerable
Mebyon Kernow is committed to a just and fair society. We believe effective public intervention is needed to combat poverty, tackle social deprivation and fight for the disadvantaged, and to tackle ills in Cornish society, such as social deprivation, unemployment, low wages and poor housing.
Winning Fair Funding for Cornwall
For too many years, Cornwall has had a raw deal from Westminster. Hospitals, schools and our vital public services have received less funding than other parts of the United Kingdom. This situation has been greatly worsened by the cuts of the Coalition government.
Protecting Public Services
MK councillors will continue to stand up for Cornwall and strongly oppose the excessive and damaging cuts of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition.
Working to Restore Faith in Local Government
Local government must be founded upon the bedrock of public service and MK members have an extremely proud record of working hard for their communities.
Winning Greater Recognition for Cornwall
Mebyon Kernow exists to win greater recognition for the historic nation of Cornwall and the rights of its people. It is leading the campaign to win greater powers for Cornwall through the creation of our own legislative Cornish Assembly.
Putting Cornwall First
Our policies are founded on three core values:
- Prosperity for all
- Social justice
- Environmental protection
Members of Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall gathered in Bodmin on Saturday (21st March) for their Spring Conference. Party Leader Cllr Dick Cole called for an end to the “politics as usual” of the “Westminster circus” which “if not challenged – will fail Cornwall in the future – just as it has failed us all in the past.”
The 2015 MK Spring Conference ahead of the General Election will take place on Saturday 21st March at the Bodmin Shire House Suite.
Callington's Cornwall Councillor and Mebyon Kernow Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for South East Cornwall, Andrew Long, has asked Cormac and Cornwall Council to intervene following weeks of chaos on the roads surrounding a major Solar Farm installation near Amy Tree that has blocked roads and lay-bys.
Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall has described the Liberal Democrat announcement about their commitment to the creation of a Cornish Assembly as “ill considered” and a “nonsense.”
Thanks to everyone who has pledged to the Crowdfunder appeal for my General Election campaign in the St Austell and Newquay constituency.
"It's high time Cameron got his own house in order and stopped seeing Cornwall and elsewhere as places to offload cuts and then blame unfairly when less money equals less services."
Recently is has been announced that the coalition has done a u-turn on Cornwall's European funding. The thin veneer of localism has been worn through to expose the control freak heart of the coalition government.
"Cornwall needs an Assembly with real powers so that the people of Cornwall can have control over issues such as strategic planning, European funding, housing, health, emergency services, energy policy and transport that are currently directed by Westminster."