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MK Leader welcomes council vote on Cornish tick-box
Cllr Dick Cole has welcomed the near-unanimous support for a Cornish tick-box at a meeting of Cornwall Council.

A motion was tabled by the unitary authority’s working group on national minority status, which called for the UK Government and Office of National Statistics to rethink the content of the recent census White Paper, and to bring forward plans for a Cornish tick-box on the 2021 census.

Moved and seconded by Cllrs Jesse Foot and Dick Cole, it won the overwhelming support of the chamber. Only one member voted against the motion and there was just one abstention.

Speaking after the vote, Cllr Dick Cole said: “It is heartening that there is such wide-ranging support for a Cornish tick-box and we need to redouble our efforts to ensure that the UK Government meets its obligations through the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.”

Further guidance on how best to lobby the UK Government and Office of National Statistics on this matter will be published in the very near future.
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By Dick Cole. Published on 28th January 2019.

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