The leader of Mebyon Kernow has lodged a petition on the UK Government's website, which objects to the creation of a cross-Tamar "Devonwall" parliamentary constituency.
Cllr Cole said: “This petition represents an opportunity for everyone in Cornwall to send a strong message to central government stating that the imposition of a ‘Devonwall’ seat does not have local support and we want our historic borders to be protected. Please sign the petition, share it as widely as you can and help us to keep ‘Cornwall Whole.’
The full wording of the petition is as follows:
No to a cross-Tamar “Devonwall” parliamentary constituency
The “Boundary Commission for England” is carrying out a review of the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies. The review follows guidelines in the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act. This does not recognise Cornwall as a political unit and the BCE has proposed a cross-Tamar seat.
We demand that Westminster politicians amend the legislation to “Keep Cornwall Whole” and ensure parliamentary seats lie entirely within the historic boundaries of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
It should be noted that the Government has recognised the Cornish as a national minority through the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, and it is evident that the creation of a “Devonwall” seat would be in conflict with the articles of the Framework Convention.
The petition can be located at:https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/188271