Author: Anne North

Redruth in line for 52 “affordable” homes

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North Plans to build 52 new homes, all of which will be “affordable,” according to County Hall’s definition of “affordable,” on the site of...

Andrew George savages the Liberal Democrats’ new Brexit policy, saying it is “a gift to the hard Right”

By Anne North Divisions within Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats, over the party’s new hard-line policy to scrap Brexit without another referendum, have widened with St Ives Parliamentary candidate Andrew George...

Back to the drawing board: Cornwall’s proposed new waste collection plan, aiming to double recycling, is too expensive

By Anne North Plans to make fundamental changes to the way in which household waste is collected in Cornwall will be re-visited on Wednesday when councillors discover that they...

Cornwall councillors say “no” to taking part in meetings from home – with one third of them having gone home already

By Anne North A Liberal Democrat proposal to allow councillors to take part in meetings from the comfort of their own homes was defeated by just one vote yesterday...

County Hall to consider formal recognition of a political opposition

By Anne North Cornwall Council may be about to grant formal recognition to its political “opposition” – paving the way for extra payments to some councillors. The council’s ruling...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray says “I hope so” when asked if it is acceptable for government to break the law over Brexit extension

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New questions for Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton, following latest cabinet resignation

By Anne North Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton is coming under renewed pressure to either resign the Conservative Party whip, or to declare her loyalty to Prime Minister...

Labour finally gets round to selecting Parliamentary candidates in St Ives, North Cornwall and South East Cornwall

By Anne North Labour activists in three more constituencies in Cornwall have finally been given the green light by party bosses to select Parliamentary candidates – only weeks before...

All six of Cornwall’s MPs vote against “No To No Deal” – including Sarah Newton, but she can’t save Boris Johnson from historic defeat

Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg appeared very relaxed during last night's debate

Pro-democracy protesters demonstrate outside office of St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Anne North About 150 protesters brought noise and colour to the streets of St Austell this morning as they staged a pro-democracy demonstration outside the office of local...

You wait years for pro-democracy protests in Cornwall and then you get two in one day

By Anne North Cornwall can expect to see a second pro-democracy protest today (Tuesday) when people demonstrating against the proposed shutdown of Parliament stage a sit-in at Lemon Quay,...

Cornwall’s MPs feel the hand of history on their shoulders as Parliament stares down the barrel of a No Deal Brexit

By Anne North The stage is set today for an historic battle between the government and Parliament, with Cornwall’s six MPs likely to divide – at least in part...

Cornwall’s pro-democracy campaigners head to St Austell for protest march and rally tomorrow

By Anne North Cornwall can expect to see another pro-democracy protest tomorrow (Tuesday) on the day that MPs meet in Westminster for what looks like an historic showdown between...

County Hall approaching crunch-time for new waste collection contract

By Anne North Cornwall councillors expect to get an update this week on the multi-million-pound waste collection and disposal contract which is due to start in April and run...

Hundreds of pro-democracy campaigners rally in Bodmin

By Anne North More than 300 pro-democracy campaigners have staged a rally and march in Bodmin to protest against the government’s planned shutdown of Parliament. In a demonstration organised...

The “hands off our democracy” petition shows who cares and where in Cornwall

By Anne North The petition calling on MPs to scrap the prorogation of Parliament details the response in each constituency.  Protests against Boris Johnson's plan to shut down Parliament...

Pro-democracy supporters take to the streets of Cornwall in protest at “Brexit shutdown” of Parliament

By Anne North Protests appear to be breaking out all over Cornwall as demonstrators take to the streets to campaign against the Prime Minister's decision to shut down Parliament...

The Sinister Underbellies continue to rumble, as councillor risks censure by refusing to apologise

By Anne North The war of words between Cornwall councillor Dulcie Tudor and “the sinister underbelly of Cornish nationalists” is continuing, with the launch of a new Facebook group...

Wainhomes fires the first shots in forthcoming Battle for Bodmin

By Anne North Property developer Wainhomes has fired the starting gun on what is likely to be a ferocious planning battle over proposals to build 550 homes at Halgavor...

Cornwall Council to consider compulsory purchase of empty shops in bid to breathe new life into ailing town centres

By Anne North Cornwall Council is poised to take a significant step into the world of “Corbynomics” next month when it considers proposals to take over empty High Street...