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Cornwall needs an Assembly with real powers
"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."
In 2001, 50,546 individually signed and verified declarations calling for a Cornish Assembly were presented to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. The declarations were signed by more than 10% of the Cornish electorate and stated that:

“We, the People of Cornwall, must have a greater say in how we are governed. We need a Cornish Assembly that can set the right democratic priorities for Cornwall and provide a stronger voice for our communities in Britain, in Europe and throughout the wider World”.

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. The people of Cornwall know best how to deal effectively with issues in Cornwall. Devolved powers need a democratic system that works. Mebyon Kernow has proposed the setting up of a strategic democratically-elected Cornish Assembly with law-making and tax-varying powers with local government powers being further devolved back to 4 democratically elected regional councils working in partnership with local councils to deliver day to day services.

More details can be found in our ‘Towards a National Assembly of Cornwall’ document.
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Published on 19th January 2015.

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