Down but not out
The Keep Cornwall Whole campaign is very disappointed that the House of Lords rejected the amendment to protect Cornwall by 29 votes last Wednesday. This makes it very likely that for the next election there will be at least one MPs seat crossing our historic border.
However that is not the end of the story – we are exploring legal and political options, but also looking to the future. By using the raised awareness of Cornish issues in the corridors of power, which may well be short lived but is currently high, we are looking to increase our chances of winning the argument next time; as well as securing some other benefits for Cornwall. That is not to say that we accept the result in any way – we do not, and those who voted for it should be ashamed, and will in the long run be proved wrong.
We also need to emphasise that if in the next 5 years we can get enough Cornish voters to register, then we may be able to get 6 whole seats back again for the election after next.
Kernow bys vyken