The Boundary Commission has been asked by the Government to come up with money-saving proposals to reduce the number of MPs in the House of Commons. The latest proposals, supported by the Government, will get rid of our North Cornwall Constituency to create a new constituency going over into Devon to incorporate Bideford.
This proposal has been made and roundly rejected in the past, but the Tories in contempt for Cornwall, support it.
Of course the Tories have little respect for Cornish history or its people. When told there would be opposition to ditching the Tamar as a boundary David Cameron said, “It’s the Tamar not the Amazon for heaven’s sake.” In 2014 Cornwall was granted minority status under European Framework Convention of National Minorities. Respecting our ancient Cornish boundaries is an important part of respecting Cornwall and recognizing our minority status.
It’s not too late to do something about it. You can go on to the Boundary Commission web site and tell them why the proposed “Devonwall” is unacceptable. Click here to Tell the Boundary Commission what you think.