Welsh MPs move to assist Cornish in battle against Devonwall!

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

Plaid Cymru's Jonathan Edwards MP has tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons which sets out opposition to the creation of a cross-Tamar parliamentary constituency.

Kernow Matters To You (KMTU) has sent a fact-filled dossier to the leader of every political party represented in the House of Commons as well as to many members of the House of Lords, to the Duchy of Cornwall and to Prince Charles himself as well as the the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

The EDM, numbered 487, reads as follows:

"That this House notes that the Boundary Commission for England's Review of Parliamentary Constituencies has recommended the creation of a cross-Tamar Devonwall seat which would link parts of Cornwall with land in the neighbouring English county of Devon; recalls that the Boundary Commission has made this recommendation because the review is being guided by the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act (the Act), which was agreed in 2011 and did not recognise Cornwall as a distinct political unit; further notes that in 2014 the Government recognised the Cornish as a national minority through the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and announced that, 'The decision to recognise the unique identity of the Cornish, now affords them the same status... as the UK's other Celtic people, the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish;' believes that the Act and the creation of a Devonwall seat are in conflict with the Framework Convention; and therefore calls for an amendment to the Act so that future parliamentary constituencies for Cornwall lie entirely within the historic boundaries of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly."

MPs from all political parties represented in London now have the opportunity to show their opposition to Devonwall. Please feel free to put pressure on Cornwall's six MPs to sign the EDM. There can be NO EXCUSE for them to fail to support this EDM and if they do, we ask our hundreds of members across Britain to let us know why and we will publish the reasons they give and pass them to the press.

This is our MPs chance to show they support us, the Cornish people and the people of Cornwall against what is quite possibly the most unpopular proposal in a generation!








You can write to your MP wherever you live even if you live outside Cornwall. Write about Cornwall and general objections to the overall Boundary Review free & easy on this website: https://www.writetothem.com/

Suggested letter:


You may be aware that Jonathan Edwards MP (Plaid Cymru) has tabled an Early Day Motion calling for an amendment to the Act to ensure that future constituencies for Cornwall lie entirely within Cornwall's historic boundary.

Could you please confirm that you will sign and support this EDM.

Alternatively, if you are not inclined to do so, could you please inform me of your reason.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely"


The oldest person to join us on Sunday 30th October, 2016 on the Border protest is 100 years old! This magnificent centenarian wanted to lay across the road so strongly does he feel about what is proposed. Of course, we shall dissuade him from so doing (with help from his family!) but we quote his words:

'I will not let them take our Cornwall away from us if it's the last thing I do and it may well be!'

We support this Cornish patriot and trust he is in good enough health to join us on the border.

The organiser of the peaceful protest against the unlawful imposition of Devonwall on our ancient pre England land, a lady Bard of Gorsedh Kernow, is discussing the incredible strength of feeling over this matter on several local radio stations including Pirate FM and on BBC Radio Plymouth this week and will be mentioning the heroism of this gentleman. That said, we believe our youngest protestors are 4 years of age and we certainly have many in wheelchairs!

Mur ras onen hag oll!

'Kernowmatters To Us'




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