Politics

Julie Girling to stand down as South West Euro MP and will not contest election on 23rd May

By Graham Smith South West Euro MP Julie Girling has announced she will not contest the European elections on 23rd May, drawing a line under her 10 years in...

How to calculate your “Brexit Factor” – and tell if your MP is feeling the pressure

By Peter Tremayne The online Parliamentary petition to revoke Article 50 – and cancel Brexit – might have lost some momentum in recent weeks but nevertheless paints a picture...

Mevagissey’s James Mustoe is number two on the Conservative Party list of Euro candidates

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor James Mustoe, from Mevagissey, is number two on the Conservative Party list of candidates for the European Parliament. In 2014, the Conservatives got nearly...

Mebyon Kernow will not contest Euro elections

By Julia Penhaligon Mebyon Kernow has confirmed that it will not field candidates in the European Parliament elections. MK leader Dick Cole (right) told Cornwall Reports that the high...

Labour announces its SW European Parliament candidates: Falmouth’s Jayne Kirkham is number 3

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Jayne Kirkham, from Falmouth, is number three on Labour's list of European Parliament candidates for the South West region. It is thought to be...

Police to take no further action over “racist” leaflet distributed outside Conservative Party meeting

By Anne North Police investigating a racist leaflet distributed outside a Conservative Party meeting in Cornwall last year have decided to take no further action. The leaflet was distributed...

Farage’s Brexit Party on course for Euro election victory

By Peter Tremayne Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party is on course to win the European Parliament elections on 23rd May, according to a YouGov poll published today (Thursday.) YouGov...

If there is to be a Liberal Democrat Euro MP for the South West, he or she will not come from Cornwall

By Anne North The Liberal Democrats appear to have given Cornwall a miss with their selection of European Parliament candidates. Naming five of their possible six South West region...

UKIP selects “rape Tweet” candidate for the South West

By Anne North The United Kingdom Independence Party has selected Carl Benjamin (right) as one of its South West candidates for the European Parliament elections. In 2016 Mr Benjamin...

It’s business as usual at County Hall, as Whitehall shuts down Operation Yellowhammer and everyone tries to forget about Brexit – at least until after Easter

By Anne North & Richard Whitehouse Today could have been the day.  Or it might have been 29th March.  It might still be sometime in June, if we don’t...

Tory turmoil over Brexit continues: Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton warns Prime Minister “not to give in to the bullies on our backbenches”

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton, the only one of Cornwall’s six MPs to oppose Brexit during the 2016 referendum, has urged the Prime Minister to...

Is former Tory Julie Girling about to become the TIGGERS’ first Euro MP?

By Graham Smith At least two of the South West’s six Euro MPs seem certain to retain their seats in the European Parliament, even before a vote is cast. ...

Cornwall’s Tories in turmoil as Brexit is delayed for up to six months and parties limber up for European Parliament elections

By Peter Tremayne Last night’s Brussels decision to postpone Brexit for up to six months has caused dismay to Cornwall’s Conservatives, many of whom had been hoping to leave...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats select Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate

By Julia Penhaligon North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have selected vet Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate. Mr Chambers is from just over the border in Devon and at only...

European Parliament elections: poll suggests SW gains for Labour, Brexit Party and Lib Dems

By Anne North Labour is on course to made significant advances in the elections to the European Parliament in the South West region, according to a new opinion poll....

Who should pay for cleaning Cornwall’s beaches? It is now eight years since County Hall even asked the question

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is being urged to update its beach management strategy, which is now eight years old and four years out of date. The 2011-15 Beach...

Hey Whitehall! Remember that “Prosperity Fund” you promised, to replace the Euromillions?

By Anne North Cornwall has joined a group of “less developed” areas in reminding the government of its promise to set up a UK-wide Shared Prosperity Fund, intended to...

The real reason why Jeremy Corbyn could not talk to Theresa May about Brexit on Saturday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Dozens of Labour Party activists from Cornwall travelled to Plymouth on Saturday to help leader Jeremy Corbyn campaign in the local city council elections. Mr Corbyn...

County Hall scrambles to get ready for Euro elections – even though Britain might not take part

By Peter Tremayne Council officials across Cornwall are being urged to volunteer as polling and counting agents for the European Parliamentary elections, even though it is not certain if...

Who wants to be a Euro MP? Don’t take too long to think about it

By Julia Penhaligon The Labour Party has started the scramble to find candidates for European Parliamentary elections, needing at least five more volunteers to compile a list of six...