Mebyon Kernow

Mebyon Kernow (MK; Cornish for Sons of Cornwall) is a left-of-centre political party in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It primarily campaigns for devolution to Cornwall in the form of a Cornish Assembly, as well as social democracy and environmental protection.

MK was formed as a pressure group in 1951, and contained as members activists and politicians from a number of political parties. Its first leader was Helena Charles. Its first election win came in 1953, with its members running as independents. In the 1970s it became a fully-fledged political party, and since then it has fielded candidates in elections to Westminster and the European Parliament, as well as local government in Cornwall.

The party is a member of the European Free Alliance and has close links with Plaid Cymru, the Scottish National Party and the Breton Democratic Union. It currently has six elected councillors in Cornwall Council and 27 town and parish councillors. Dick Cole is the current leader.

Read more about Mebyon Kernow:  Platform, History, Youth Group

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Elections In Cornwall - By-election Results - 2009-2013
8.3 Liberal Democrat Anna Pascoe 152 21.4 +2.0 Liberal Paul Holmes 61 8.6 +6.4 Mebyon Kernow Mike Champion 32 4.5 -10.2 Green Jacqui Merrick 31 4.4 +4.4 Majority 27 ...
Dick Cole (politician) - Political Career
... party leader in 1997, Cole had been Mebyon Kernow's press officer for the previous five years ... In the European Parliament election, he headed the Mebyon Kernow party list for the South West England constituency ... In 2010 Cole was Mebyon Kernow's prospective parliamentary candidate for the newly formed St Austell and Newquay constituency in the United Kingdom general election, 2010, he gained 2,007 votes (4.2% of votes cast ...
Cornwall And Plymouth (European Parliament Constituency) - Mebyon Kernow
... In 2009 Cornish party Mebyon Kernow is campaigning for a dedicated Euro-constituency and MEP for Cornwall ...
Restormel Local Elections - By-election Results
11.5 Liberal Democrat 323 23.4 -30.3 Labour 163 11.8 +11.8 Mebyon Kernow 61 4.4 +4.4 Majority 476 34.4 Turnout 1,346 41.0 Conservative gain from ...
Mebyon Kernow - Youth Group
... Kernow X is the youth wing of MK ... Kernow X was established in 2007 and emerged from MK Bagas Yowynk (MK - Youth Group/MK - BY) - a group set up by Martin Sanders in 1999 and led by Rhisiart Tal-e-bot ... The name "Kernow X" was chosen following a discussion between MK - BY and Cymru X members at a conference in Mallorca in 2007 ...