Politics

6th May elections: deadlines approaching for electoral registration and postal vote applications

By Julia Penhaligon Voters wanting to have their say in the May elections are running out of time to register.  Registration must be complete by midnight tomorrow (Monday.) Registered...

Carbis Bay Hotel continues to draw criticism for unauthorised development, as thousands watch protest video

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A YouTube video about the Carbis Bay Hotel’s unauthorised development has been seen by several thousand people in only a few days, suggesting the issue still...

How local are Cornwall’s local council elections? The curious cases of people who own more than one home, and whose “principal place of employment” just happens to be wherever the election is

By Graham Smith The rules governing who can be a candidate in Cornwall’s elections are coming under scrutiny after it emerged that some do not live in the area...

Planning row in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is now heading for the ballot box in South East Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A controversial planning decision in South East Cornwall appears to have sparked an outbreak of democracy at a small parish council.  While many town and parish...

5,500 extra police heading to St Ives for G7 summit

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police will be bringing an additional 5,500 officers to St Ives for the G7 in June. Supt Jo Hall told Cornwall Reports the...

Feeding hungry children set to become part of the “new normal” for Cornwall Council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The number of children in Cornwall who need a free school meal increased by nearly 3,000 because of the economic impact of Covid-19, according to a...

All six of Cornwall’s MPs vote against public scrutiny of David Cameron’s “Tory sleaze” scandal

By Julia Penhaligon All six of Cornwall’s MPs have voted against any public scrutiny of the latest “Tory sleaze” scandal to engulf the Conservative Party. An Opposition Day motion...

EXCLUSIVE: This is what to expect if the Conservatives take control of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith There will be big changes at Cornwall Council, if Conservative Linda Taylor becomes leader of the £1.3 billion per year local authority next month. In a...

Keep politics out of politics, says Cornwall Council deputy leader

By Julia Penhaligon An election leaflet distributed by Cornwall Council’s deputy leader Adam Paynter is raising eyebrows in some parts of North Cornwall, as the former Liberal Democrat councillor...

Momentum founder Jon Lansman quits race to join Cornwall Council

By Julia Penhaligon The man widely credited with propelling Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party in 2015 has pulled out of the Cornwall Council elections. In...

Truro New Town to be “reassessed” in value for money quest if I am the next council leader, says Linda Taylor

By Richard Whitehouse Looking out across the saltings at Lelant on an unseasonably chilly April afternoon Linda Taylor looks like a captain assessing the waters before setting sail. As...

Covid-19: Some of Cornwall’s councils consider meeting outdoors, while others enjoy live-streaming ratings success

By Julia Penhaligon Some of Cornwall’s town and parish councils are planning to meet outdoors next month, using picnic tables and fold-up chairs, unless a legal challenge to the...

6th May elections: one week to go to register your postal vote, as new analysis shows how Conservatives might just miss out on overall control

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s political parties are engaged in a last-minute scramble to register postal voters, as they seek to maximise their chances in the 6th May elections. The...

Blood on the carpet: the County Hall contests which see sitting councillors fighting each other for survival

By Richard Whitehouse People in Cornwall will go to the polls on 6th May to elect who they want to represent them at County Hall on Cornwall Council. This...

Isles of Scilly to have a contested election on St Mary’s – but Bryher cannot find a single candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The Isles of Scilly will have a contested election to decide the make up of its next council, after 13 people were nominated for the 12...

G7 Summit: If world leaders come to St Ives, they will learn of robes, chains, maces and The Loving Cup – thanks to a Labour mayor

By Julia Penhaligon US President Joe Biden and other world leaders will be welcomed to St Ives by a Labour mayor, if they attend the G7 Summit in June....

Lockdown rules eased, as Cornwall’s Covid rate nearly one third of English average

By Anne North Cornwall sees a significant lifting of the Covid restrictions today when pubs, hairdressers, leisure centres and many other shops and facilities reopen.  Infection rates in the...

The parish council where only one candidate put himself forward for election

By Julia Penhaligon Hundreds of town and parish councillors across Cornwall have been elected without a contest, as not enough candidates came forward. In St Merryn, the future of...

Did the trees die in vain? As the election leaflets start to pile up, what do you think of it so far?

By Richard Whitehouse With just a few weeks to go until Cornwall goes to the polls in the local elections there has been a steady drip of leaflets on...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...