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Anti-Privatisation Petition Signatures Pass 5000
Mebyon Kernow – The Party For Cornwall has welcomed the news that the petition calling on Cornwall Council’s Cabinet to abandon the proposed part privatisation of back office functions has passed the 5,000 mark which means it will now go to the next full meeting of Cornwall Council for further debate.

The petition, organised by Independent Councillor Andrew Wallis, went live only three weeks ago and now has just under 4,000 electronic signatures and over 1,200 paper ones.
 
“It is a testament to the feelings of the people of Cornwall that this petition has already reached the 5,000 mark.  We must credit Cllr Wallis on the efforts he has put into getting to this stage.  Without his enthusiasm and hard work this would have taken a lot longer.  Now we want the Cabinet to take this strong message and cancel this failed proposal.” Said Cllr Andrew Long, Deputy Leader of MK.
 
“The proposed savings and new jobs are mere pie in the sky and, having seen the problems of similar systems in England, we are really concerned that these targets will not be reached.  The fact that the Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Jim Currie, has condemned the move, is just another example of why this failed proposal should be consigned to the bin and the Cabinet should concentrate on ensuring that services are maintained and to fight the London regime against the proposed cuts.” He added.

Once the petition has been verified it must then go back to Full Council which should be on 23rd October, seven days after the vote of no confidence motion which will be debated at an Extraordinary Meeting on the Council on 16th October.
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Published on 4th October 2012.

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