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Mebyon Kernow to contest St Austell and Newquay seat
Following the decision of the Westminster Parliament to call a snap General Election, Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall has announced that it will be putting forward a candidate in the St Austell and Newquay seat on 12th December.

Dick Cole has been selected to stand in St Austell and NewquayA statement issued on behalf of MK said:

“Mebyon Kernow does not think that a snap election in December is appropriate, and considers the recent antics of the London parties to be shameful.

“But we feel it is important that MK does stand in the General Election, so that it has a platform to publicly make the case for more powers to Cornwall through our own National Assembly, to demand fair funding for Cornwall’s public services, to push for action to properly address the climate emergency, to speak out against the over-centralised nature of the United Kingdom, to speak out against austerity politics, and much more.

“Mebyon Kernow has decided to target its resources into a single constituency and can confirm we will be putting forward a candidate in the St Austell and Newquay seat.

“We would add that our key election priorities will continue to be the Police and Crime Commissioner contest, due in May 2020, and the Cornwall Council elections in 2021.”

The parliamentary candidate will be Cllr Dick Cole, who is MK’s Party Leader and has served his local parish as a councilor for over twenty years.

In 2017, Dick was listed at no. 3 on the “Cornish List” of the top 50 people who “lead the way in campaigning on Cornish issues” and “flying the black and white flag for Cornwall.” The list was prepared by the Cornwall Live website (for the Cornish Guardian, Cornishman and West Briton newspapers).

More information to follow in the coming days.
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Published on 14th November 2019.

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