Politics

Vote Green on Thursday, says Mebyon Kernow

By Anne North Mebyon Kernow is urging its supporters to vote for the Green Party in Thursday’s European Parliament elections. As Cornwall Reports revealed in April, Mebyon Kernow is...

Julian German elected new leader of Cornwall Council, as Edwina Hannaford adds climate change to her “to do” list

By Julia Penhaligon Julian German is the new leader of Cornwall Council, comfortably defeating Conservative Linda Taylor by 71 votes to 43. Announcing his cabinet, Mr German promoted Looe...

Julian German to become the new leader of Cornwall Council today

By Graham Smith A new era breaks over Cornwall Council today (Tuesday) with the election of Independent councillor Julian German as leader.  He will now steer County Hall towards...

Scott Mann and Derek Thomas throw their weight behind Esther McVey’s new “blue collar” group, as MPs jockey for position in Tory leadership contest

By Peter Tremayne Three of Cornwall’s MPs have thrown their weight behind a bid to define the future of the Conservative Party as a right-wing, working class movement. North...

And the winners are………meet the likely Euro MPs who will represent the South West, according to the latest opinion polls

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The final clutch of Sunday opinion polls suggest there will be a dramatic result in Thursday’s European Parliament election, particularly in the South West region where...

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to visit Cornwall.  Party bosses are organising a huge public rally for 27th July. Several members of Labour’s front-bench team...

European Parliament election votes will be counted at Wadebridge

By Peter Tremayne The counting of Cornwall’s votes in the European Parliament elections will be at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. Although Britain votes on Thursday 23rd May, voting...

Spy Station

SPY STATION - Graham Smith's 2001 documentary about GCHQ Bude, formerly known as the Composite Signals Organisation Station, Morwenstow

Latest European Parliament poll: Brexit Party on course for landslide victory in the South West

By Julia Penhaligon Today’s Survation opinion poll of voting intentions in the European Parliament elections suggests the Brexit Party is likely to record an astonishing victory next week. Of...

Latest Westminster opinion poll suggests Cornwall’s Tories facing extinction, as Lib Dems poised for a big comeback

By Anne North The latest opinion poll of Westminster voting intentions suggests that the Conservatives would be completely wiped out in Cornwall. The Kantar poll predicts a big come-back...

Brexit Party’s daredevil action man candidate is almost certain to become a South West Euro MP

By Graham Smith Unless the opinion polls are remarkably wrong, one of those election candidates almost certain to be representing Cornwall in the European Parliament next month is a...

Lib Dems “in second place” in South West Euro contest, according to latest opinion poll

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrats could pull off a surprisingly strong showing in the European Parliament elections in the South West, according to a new opinion poll. An...

Gavin Williamson wows Cornwall’s Tories, saying Brexit talks with Labour are doomed

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Controversial former Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson was guest speaker at a joint event staged by North Cornwall and St Austell & Newquay Conservatives on Friday. Mr...

Milkshake rumpus in Truro as UKIP “rape Tweet” candidate seeks voters

By Graham Smith The centre of Truro was enlivened this lunchtime when someone spilled a milkshake on a UKIP Euro candidate who is at the centre of a police...

Lies, damned lies and statistics: what the latest “tactical voting” website didn’t tell you about its advice to back the Lib Dems

By Anne North The “tactical voting” website which is encouraging EU supporters to back the Liberal Democrats in the Euro elections has based its advice on a South West...

Cornwall councillors could soon face suspension for unethical conduct

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have welcomed new proposals which could see members suspended from the council chamber for up to six months if they breach County Hall’s ethical...

Here comes the big money: Gina Miller infuriates the Greens, telling SW voters to back Lib Dems

By Graham Smith The woman whose legal challenge stopped Brexit happening without Parliamentary scrutiny has launched a new website, urging tactical voting in the European Parliament elections.  Gina Miller...

Falmouth hears a lively debate about the Euro elections – but off-stage row about exclusion of the Green Party rumbles on

By Graham Smith Nearly 100 people attended a European Parliament elections’ hustings last night to hear South West candidates from the Brexit Party, Labour, the Conservatives and Change UK....

Latest poll of Westminster voting intentions suggests radical changes to political colour map of Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Four of Cornwall’s MPs would lose their seats if a general election were held now, according to a new opinion poll of voting intentions for Westminster....

EXCLUSIVE: Two of Cornwall’s MPs had their official credit cards suspended while Parliamentary authorities tried to get payment

By Graham Smith Two of Cornwall’s MPs are among those whose Parliamentary credit cards have been suspended since 2015. Truro and Falmouth’s Sarah Newton had her card, used for...