“Why, oh why, oh why, do they do it?
Hard on the heels of the news that Mebyon kernow intends to stand Mike Champion as their candidate for member of parliament for the Camborne and Redruth constituency, we now find that for the Penzance / St Ives constituency they intend to stand Rob Simmons. They also intend to stand Stephen Richardson to contest the Truro and Falmouth constituency.
What do these three candidates for national seats have in common? They couldn’t even muster enough votes to get onto the county council!
At the last council elections, Stephen Richardson polled best with 25% of the votes in Illugan, coming in second place to the conservative candidate, Terry Wilkins, who claimed 29% of votes. Mike Champion came last out of four candidates. Rob Simmons can fifth out of six candidates with a measly 7% of votes. (Mike Champion stood in a Camborne by-election in 2011 and got 32 votes!)
Why stand Rob Simmons against Andrew George? Andrew George as we are frequently reminded by some, who swore his oath of allegiance to the Queen in Cornish, and is more Cornish nationalist than St Piran eating a pasty down a tin mine? It makes no sense whatsoever.
Can someone tell me why anyone would think that candidates who couldn’t get elected in a parochial county council election will somehow have a snowball’s chance of getting elected to the national parliament?
Seriously, does MK have money to burn? Do they enjoy throwing deposit money away! (And if so, can I have some please?)”
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