Mebyon Kernow – The Party for Cornwall is seeking your support in the Truro by-election for Boscawen Ward.
Nominations closed on 24 June, 2011 and our party candidate is Mr Lance Dyer.
Lance is retired, but was previously the box office manager at the Hall for Cornwall.
Born at Goonhavern, he served in the Civil Service and Department of Energy in London before returning home to Cornwall to work in Job Centres in Truro and Helston.
Lance is also a parent and has two children, who attended local schools before going on to university.
Truro City Council comprises 24 elected Councillors, each serving for a 4 year term. The role is voluntary, and no payment or allowances are received. Much of the Council’s business is delegated to three committees – Parks, Finance & General Purpose and Planning – which meet on a six week cycle at the Municipal Buildings, Boscawen Street and are open to the public.
Councillors are elected to one of four wards – Boscawen, Moresk, Tregolls and Trehaverne. If you are unsure which ward you reside in please contact Council: Tel: 01872 274766 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mebyon Kernow is focussed on Cornwall and its needs, and our councillors seek first to serve the needs of the local people in communities across Cornwall, such as Truro.
There are also candidates from the UK wide Westminster parties – Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour.
If you want to help Lance and MK in this election, why not get in touch, as below:
Mebyon Kernow – The Party for Cornwall
Ground Floor, Meridian House
Truro, TR1 2XN
Telephone : 01872 277808
You can also contact us at: email@example.com
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YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO DELIVER LANCE DYER’S SECOND LEAFLET
We have now moved on to the second phase of Lance Dyer’s election campaign for a seat in the Boscawen ward of Truro City Council.
Leafleting will start again next week – on Mon 11 July, 20011 and then Tues, Weds, Thurs and Fri evenings between 17.00/18:00 and 20:00 with a big push on Saturday 16th July .
The campaign is intensifying as we enter the final two weeks to polling day on Thurs 21st July.
Pete Dudley is co-ordinating the campaign so if you can help out or need more information please
or telephone 07812 598223.
Please come and help support Lance and MK.
The Truro-Falmouth team
This email is from Mebyon Kernow – The Party for Cornwall, Meridian House, Heron Way, Truro, TR1 2XN. 01872 277808.
A postscript to this release. Written by MK leader Dick Cole.
“by Dick Cole
MK candidate Lance Dyer polled 144 votes in yesterday’s by-election for a seat on Truro City Council (Boscawen). Compared to the last contest in this seat – a by-election in September 2009 – MK held its vote share almost exactly.
The seat was won by the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrat vote almost halved and Labour gained a large number of votes. The full result was as follows:
Conservative 469 (39.7% – up 8.9% from 2009)
Lib Dem 322 (27.3% – down 21.3% from 2009)
Labour 246 (20.8% – up 12.3% from 2009)
MK 144 (12.2% – up 0.2% from 2009)
Obviously we would have like to picked up more votes, but do feel we may have lost a number of votes because of a Conservative leaflet distributed in the last week.
The leaflet (see below) listed the candidates and had a comment about each. It noted that Lorrie Eathorne-Gibbons (Conservative) “lives in the ward and wants the best for Truro,” while Hanna Toms (Labour) “doesn’t live in the ward” and Kate Tregunna (Liberal Democrat) also “doesn’t live in the ward.”
But for Lance Dyer, the Conservative leaflet stated:
“Lance Dyer A Mebyon Kernow Councillor just joined Conservatives.”
Obviously this really refers to former MK councillor Loic Rich but it was written in such a way that many people interpreted it to mean that it was Lance that had joined the Tories. All the other comments were personal to individual candidates and therefore people read the comment about Lance in the same way.
We first found out about the confusion when were even contacted by voters asking if Lance had joined the Tories.
I contacted the Conservatives about this issue yesterday and spoke to their election agent Bob Davidson and got nowhere. He said the leaflet was not misleading and not inaccurate.
For the record; the leaflet was shoddy and it was misleading because voters were mislead by it. And it was also inaccurate because Loic Rich was a former MK councillor when he joined the Conservatives.
We will certainly be looking to take this further and asking for an apology. I am not that hopeful however as we did not receive an apology when MK was misrepresented on a different Conservative leaflet in a Camborne by-election last year”