Politics

The next Tory leader probably won’t be from Cornwall, say bookmakers

By Graham Smith Only two of Cornwall’s MPs are in the running to take over as next leader of the Conservative Party, according to bookmakers. As Prime Minister Theresa...

Cornwall’s “stop Brexit” campaigners prepare for another day out in London

By Peter Tremayne Scores of people from Cornwall are heading for London this weekend to join in a mass protest march demanding another referendum on Brexit. The “Put It...

Sheryll Murray signals that she will still vote against Prime Minister’s Brexit deal

By Graham Smith South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has indicated that she is still unlikely to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal if it returns to the House of...

Jeremy Corbyn leads new bid to derail Cornwall’s Kennally Care NHS takeover

By Julia Penhaligon Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will today (Monday) try to slow the “Kennally Care” takeover of Cornwall’s NHS, with an obscure Parliamentary tactic designed to halt...

Five out of Cornwall’s six MPs voted against delaying Brexit

By Graham Smith Only one of Cornwall’s MPs voted to extend Article 50 last week, potentially delaying Britain’s departure from the European Union beyond the original date of 29th...

Policies made in haste are probably best not shared on Twitter

By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann found himself the subject of considerable social media derision yesterday (Thursday) when he suggested that knife crime could be tackled by...

“We are the future now,” former South West Tory MEP tells European Parliament, backing calls for another Brexit referendum

By Graham Smith A South West Euro MP has launched a blistering attack on her own former political party over Brexit. Julie Girling, who was expelled from the Conservative...

It’s official – Cornwall does not have the council of the year

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall does not have the “council of the year” a panel of local government experts ruled last night (Wednesday.)  A glittering awards gala in London saw...

Sarah Newton quits government over Brexit

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has resigned as a government minister in protest at her party’s approach to Brexit. The Conservative Work and Pensions minister...

Sheryll Murray was the only one of Cornwall’s MPs to vote against the government, as Derek Thomas, Scott Mann and Steve Double all swapped sides

By Graham Smith Five of Cornwall's six MPs voted in line with government whips last night on Theresa May's Brexit deal: as push came to shove, Derek Thomas, George...

North Cornwall’s Lib Dems to have a choice over who will be their Parliamentary candidate

By Anne North North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are gearing up for a contested election to decide who will be their candidate at the next general election. Launceston vet Danny...

At least two of Cornwall’s MPs swap sides on Brexit deal ahead of this evening’s crunch vote

By Graham Smith At least two of Cornwall’s MPs have swapped sides in the Brexit debate, and declared that they will now support Theresa May’s deal in the vote...

Bodmin councillor Leigh Frost declares he wants to be North Cornwall’s next MP

By Anne North Bodmin Liberal Democrat councillor Leigh Frost has declared his ambition to stand for Parliament at the next general election. Mr Frost, a town and Cornwall councillor,...

REVEALED: Who earns what on Cornwall Council’s fourth floor

By Graham Smith Cornwall Reports has obtained details of the eye-watering salaries paid to senior executives at Cornwall Council – revealing that County Hall’s top lawyer now takes home...

Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats drop Sue James from council’s cabinet and replace her with Rob Nolan

By Graham Smith The Liberal Democrats have dropped St Just and Pendeen councillor Sue James from their “slate” of nominations for Cornwall Council’s cabinet and replaced her with Truro’s...

EXCLUSIVE: Musical chairs at County Hall, as the next council leader reshuffles his pack

By Graham Smith A Cornwall Council cabinet reshuffle appears to be underway, as the current leader of the authority prepares to step down. Liberal Democrat Adam Paynter is due...

The man behind last year’s trip to Cannes quits Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith The man who masterminded Cornwall Council’s £70,000 trip to the South of France last year is to leave the authority at the end of this month....

10 Years After: should Cornwall now have a Mayor?

By Richard Whitehouse Should Cornwall have a directly elected mayor? That is the question posed by one of the county’s MPs. Steve Double has suggested that this could be...

Delayed Brexit would see Conservative and Labour MEP gains in south west, says poll

By Anne North The two main political parties, Labour and Conservatives, would be the most likely beneficiaries in the event that any delay to Brexit leads to participation in...

The Brexit bribe that is worth just £6 for each person in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne The government’s discovery of a £1.6 billion “magic money tree” to help recover from Brexit will be worth only £6 for each person in Cornwall. With...