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Powerful assembly needed in Cornwall to make better decisions than in Westminster

By West Briton  |  Posted: April 24, 2014

By T Harold Graham

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AN OPEN letter to Michael Foster, prospective Labour MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, from a voter disillusioned with Westminster politics.

I am writing to you having received your April 2014 paper in my letterbox.

I am a former longtime Lib Dem voter, disillusioned with the broken promises revealed once they went into the current coalition.

I and my extended family are utterly disgusted with the shenanigans we witness in Westminster. My children are disenchanted and say they won't be bothering to vote any more.

I understand their attitude.

I know you are not from Cornwall and have come here from London. You may struggle to understand the mindset of voters like us who look to London as a foreign country with a great big parliament in it where there has been scandal after scandal and completely out-of-touch, wealthy MPs who don't listen to the electorate anymore.

We are mature enough to run our own affairs now.

We can make better decisions than those in Westminster. We need an assembly here in Cornwall, and a powerful one. Wales is doing well, London is doing well and it looks as though Scotland will soon go its own way.

Two hundred and fifty miles away is no longer good enough. I had hoped the Lib Dems would honour their promises. They have not.

It's time for Labour to give us what John Prescott promised and let us get on with the job.

Not independence, nor out of Europe like UKIP suggests; my son would not have work if it weren't for Euro money.

But that money should have come straight here and not via some quango up the country.

No, a powerful assembly.

Leaving aside the Lib Dems, who have disgraced themselves by selling their souls, my vote and that of my family will go to the person who gives us what we want and who does not dictate party policy to us.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  April 24 2014, 8:27PM

    When Labour were last in power they tried to foist a south west assembly on Cornwall. If Labour backed a Cornish Assembly it would help them gain votes on this three way marginal. They are also foolish in not selecting a local candidate.

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