Thanks a million! Labour wins extra cash for Cornwall’s children and defeats “mean” Liberal Democrats – by one vote

Cornwall’s Labour councillors scored a stunning victory at County Hall yesterday when they secured a 54-53 victory for measures which will boost spending on children’s services by £1 million – without increasing council tax. Cornwall Liberal Democrats had argued against the proposal.  But the Labour idea – taking a tiny amount from the surplus which …

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What do YOU want to talk about on 23rd March?

The 23rd March Cornwall Labour Party conference is to launch the consultation exercise which will lead to our manifesto for the 2021 council elections. That manifesto will go through several drafts, and re-drafts, before a final version is debated at a special Cornwall Labour Party conference, probably towards the end of 2020.  Labour’s manifesto for …

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Registration is now open for Cornwall Labour Party conference on 23rd March

Registration opened today for the Cornwall Labour Party policy conference on Saturday 23rd March.  The event, at Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, will run 11am – 6pm. The conference is open to all Labour Party members in Cornwall, but numbers are limited to 150.  Tickets are £10 each for the conference, including access to an evening social …

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Cornwall Labour Party calls for Section 30 referral on NHS cuts and turns the spotlight on County Hall

Labour Party delegates to Cornwall’s Local Campaign Forum (LCF) have adopted a tough new policy on cuts to the health service, putting pressure on Cornwall Council to stand up for the NHS. A motion proposed by the North Cornwall CLP, in response to the recent downgrading of Bude’s Minor Injury Unit, successfully united anti-cuts campaigns …

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A Blueprint for a Red Cornwall: Cornwall Labour Party prepares for 2021 council elections

Manifestos can help to win elections.  And now Cornwall’s huge army of Labour Party activists have taken their first steps towards producing their own manifesto for the 2021 Cornwall Council elections. At a meeting at Heartlands, Pool, Redruth on Saturday (5th January) about 20 representatives of the six Cornish constituency Labour Parties, which each contain …

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“Give us the tools and we’ll finish the job” – the idea of a Cornwall Labour Party grabs the limelight as activists head for Liverpool

Next week’s Labour Party conference is due to see what is thought to be the first-ever attempt to create a formal Cornwall Labour Party, similar to the party’s organisations in Scotland and Wales. The suggestion, which is all about money and power, has already caught the eye of some national media commentators, including the Huffington Post. …

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Slow Train Coming: why the Devonwall boundary changes are not entirely welcome news for the Tories

By Graham Smith The long-running Devonwall saga took an important turn this week when the Boundary Commission’s proposals were finally laid before Parliament. I suspect that my thoughts on this might irritate some Cornish nationalists, who will accuse me of attaching insufficient weight to the Framework Convention on National Minorities, and I apologise in advance.   …

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