THE Green Party has given its backing to calls for more powers to be devolved to Cornwall and the creation of a Cornish Assembly.
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett visited Cornwall this week and met with Mebyon Kernow leader Dick Cole to give her backing to the calls for more devolution.
Natalie said: “The Green Party is committed to the devolution of power, so that decisions get taken at the most appropriate local level. It’s for the people of Cornwall to decide in a referendum how much power they want to take back from Westminster.
“We are impressed with the collaborative approach Mebyon Kernow has taken in inviting people to join a consultation on the form an Assembly might take.
“They have set out their views on how an Assembly for Cornwall might work, but are also asking people to think about what they want. Our local parties in Cornwall will be taking part in the process and we urge everyone who cares about democracy to do the same.”
Natalie was joined on her visit by Emily McIvor one of the Green Party’s candidates in the forthcoming European election.
Dick Cole said: “It was a real pleasure to meet with Natalie and Emily to discuss a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues, including the need for democratic reform and the devolution of political power to Cornwall. I am particularly pleased that they have reaffirmed the Green Party’s strong support for the establishment of a Cornish Assembly.”
Following the meeting the leaders went to County Hall where Natalie signed a declaration to support MK’s calls for a Cornish Assembly.