Mebyon Kernow is different to the national (UK) parties.
We are not funded by big business or wealthy individuals so that our voice is
not compromised by vested interests. Our spokespeople are not afraid to stand
up for justice and common sense, always keeping the best interests of all their
fellow citizens at heart. While putting Cornwall first we also recognise that
Cornwall has a valid part to play for the good of all in the wider world.
On this page you will find a list of our
Spokespeople and their areas of responsibility.
Dick Cole - Party Leader
Leader of Mebyon Kernow since 1997, Dick Cole is well-known as a
conscientious, hard-working and out-spoken politician. First elected to
Restormel Borough Council in 1999, he now represents his home parish
of St Enoder on Cornwall Council. He is also MK's spokesman on housing
and planning matters.
Click here to read Dick Cole's Blog.
Stephen Richardson - Public Services
Stephen is a businessman who also serves on Illogan Parish Council. A
regular blogger and interviewee, Stephen is a committed campaigner who
is not afraid to stand up for a fairer deal for Cornwall's people and
places. He has played a leading role opposing unsustainable housing
targets for Cornwall.
Click here to read Stephen Richardson's Blog.
Phil Rendle - Constitutional Affairs
As MK's constitutional affairs spokesman, Phil has been active in the
campaign for greater Cornish self-government for many years and was at
the forefront of the Declaration for a Cornish Assembly which won the
support of 50,000 people. Phil is a town councillor in Penzance and
previously served on Penwith District Council.
Loveday Jenkin - Environment
A former Chairman of Mebyon Kernow, Loveday is a respected politican
with a long track record of campaigning. Trained in ecology to
postgraduate level she worked in the environment sector for many years.
Loveday served on Kerrier District Council for 14 years and was
recently elected onto Cornwall Council in a by-election.
Andrew Long - Economy
Andrew serves his home town of Callington on Cornwall Council and
previously represented the town on Caradon District Council. Working
together with local businesses and organisations, he has played a
leading role in initiatives to improve the economic welfare of local
communities and town centres.
Stuart Cullimore- Social Justice
An experienced councillor, Stuart has been a member of Camborne Town
Council for over 10 years. He represents Camborne South on Cornwall
Council and previously served on Kerrier District Council. A strong
opponent of the Coalition’s cuts, Stuart is also Chairman of the
Cornwall Anti-Cuts Alliance.
Tamsin Williams - Children, Education and Families
Tamsin is an experienced
councilor who serves on Cornwall Council and Penzance Town Council. Tamsin has worked tirelessly in local government to campaign on children's issues. After growing disillusioned with the Liberal Democrats, who she'd previously stood for, Cllr Williams defected to Mebyon Kernow in September 2012.