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A thank you to all MK candidates
As the leader of Mebyon Kernow, I would like to personally thank all the MK candidates who stood in the elections yesterday. Thank you for always having the best interests of Cornwall at heart, and thank you for having the courage to put yourselves forward. I am proud of you all.
It was another difficult election, largely because of the decision of the Westminster Parliament to call a General Election which, as someone who has been on the campaign trail across Cornwall, I know completely overshadowed local considerations.

And in this political context, I am very pleased that MK’s four existing councillors (Loveday Jenkin, Andrew Long, Matthew Luke (above) and myself) have been re-elected. This is especially so given what has happened to other “small” political parties in Cornwall and across the UK, and maintaining our strength at "County Hall" is not an insignificant achievement.

I am though gutted for Zoe Fox, who missed out on election to Cornwall Council (in Camborne Trelowarren) by only six votes, but I am pleased with strong showings in Clay Country (two second places), Breage, Germoe & Sithney (another second place) and Harrowbarrow, St Dominick & Kelly Bray (a solid third place).

A more detailed update on the election results (including the town and parish contests) can be found here.

Thank you also to all MK members and supporters who have helped out on the campaign trail. Your help and support has been greatly appreciated.
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By Dick Cole. Published on 6th May 2017.

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