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"As a local councillor, I was heavily involved in the production of the Cornwall Local Plan. This contains Cornwall’s present housing target, which covers the period 2010-2030, but the process of finalising the target was a charade and local politicians ended up having to agree what was acceptable to the UK Government."
Published: 17th April 2018
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Bernard Jenkin, the Chairman of the Public Administration Committee, is calling on MPs “to decide at the earliest opportunity whether to cut the size of the Commons …”
Published: 5th March 2018
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The Cornish Guardian has, on numerous occasions, reported on the parliamentary boundary review, through which the Conservative Government is seeking to reduce the number of MPs to 600 and redraw the political map of the United Kingdom. Here in Cornwall, there has been massive opposition to the changes which would breach the territorial integrity of our Celtic land and lead to the creation of an unpopular cross-Tamar Devonwall seat.
Published: 21st January 2018
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Last winter, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine publicised its concerns that “emergency care in the NHS” was at “crisis point.” At the same time, the Chief Executive of the British Red Cross claimed that the NHS was facing a “humanitarian crisis.”
Published: 21st January 2018
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Having seen Gwenno in concert at the weekend, my column in this week's Cornish Guardian celebrates those who sing in the Cornish language.
Published: 5th December 2017
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I am pleased that the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill has passed its latest hurdle in the House of Commons, when it was read for a second time.
Published: 5th December 2017
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The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s latest budget has been slammed by a very diverse range of bodies and individuals.
Published: 5th December 2017
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On 21st November at Cornwall Council, I moved a motion reaffirming the unitary authority’s opposition to a cross-Tamar parliamentary seat.
Published: 5th December 2017
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Thanks to everyone who attended yesterday’s MK Conference at Bodmin and the many kind and supportive words about my two decades at the helm of Mebyon Kernow.
Published: 19th November 2017
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Last night, Mebyon Kernow was represented on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions for the first time ever, when the latest programme was broadcast from the Solomon Browne Hall in Mousehole.
Published: 28th October 2017
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