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
Stephen Richardson and Rob Simmons, two of Mebyon Kernow’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidates, have called on prospective candidates for May’s general election to back the Tax Dodging Bill Campaign.
Mebyon Kernow PPC and Cornwall Councillor Andrew Long has welcomed the decision by Go Cornwall Bus, a subsidiary of Plymouth Citybus, to launch a new bus service in April that will link St Dominck and Stoke Climsland via Callington, providing a much needed connection to the town from the two outlying villages.
MK urges rethink on plans to increase car parking charges across South East Cornwall Council run car parks
Mebyon Kernow – the Party For Cornwall, have called on Cornwall Council to re-think their proposals to increase charges across Council run Car Parks in South East Cornwall as the authority desperately try to balance the new budget cuts. Cllr Andrew Long, the party’s Economy Spokesperson and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for South East Cornwall was speaking after the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport, Cllr Bert Biscoe, had briefed his Policy Advisory Committee on the proposals.
Cllr Andrew Long, who represents Callington on Cornwall Council and is Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for South East Cornwall made the call following the publication of the latest roll numbers at Callington and Saltash.
"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."
"Currently our taxes travel 300 miles, there they decide how to spend it and send the money back. People that make these decisions aren’t elected by the people of Cornwall and they don’t have to live with their decisions day in day out."