County Unitary Elections - no seats for Labour!


Well-known Member
Last week we had the first elections to the new Cornwall Council unitary authority, an idea that's been pushed for years by the Lib-Dems on the old County Council.

Conservatives and Independents did pretty good, even the mildly-loony Mebyon Kernow (Cornish Nationalist party) won a couple of seats. Labour didn't win a single seat. I wonder if this is a record?

In the EU elections, as a percentage of the Cornish vote, Labour were beaten into sixth place, again behind MK.

We've been "middle of the road" Lib-Dem voters for years here - seems like a massive swing to the right, except for the 2 industrialised areas of Camborne and Callington, where the vote went to MK.
Is Cornwall now part of the Home Counties?

Wild Weasel

Distinguished Member
Labour have never had much of a presence in the west country. They've only got 4 out of 62 seats on Devon County Council now. All of them in Exeter.

Totnes has a Green member on the council. They're a bunch of ageing hippies down there though. ;)

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