The House of Commons has voted to postpone any boundary changes until after the next election.
The Commons voted for the motion by 334 to 292, echoing a similar earlier result in the House of Lords. This means that the 2010 boundaries, including six seats covering Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly, will remain for the next election.
The legislation that forces the creation of a so-called Devonwall seat in any boundary review still remains, and the campaign will continue after the next election to get this law reversed and secure Cornwall’s territorial integrity.
Convenor of Keep Cornwall Whole, Adam Killeya, who founded the campaign as Mayor of Saltash in 2010, said “This is fantastic news: we would have much preferred it if Cornwall had been explicitly protected in law, which is what we called for. However the route to victory is less important than the result which is that Cornwall will remain whole for the 2015 election”.
Many thanks to all of you who supported the campaign,
Kernow Vys Byken!