Plaid Cymru Westminster motion for a Cornish Assembly

Mebyon Kernow leader, Dick Cole, has reported  “I am pleased to report that yesterday (12 December, 2011) in the House of Commons, our good friends in Plaid Cymru tabled an Early Day Motion (no. 2532) marking the tenth anniversary of the 50,000 declarations, further calling for a Cornish Assembly.

It was presented by Jonathan Edwards who recently spoke at MK’s Conference in November. The EDM was also sponsored by Elfyn Llwyd and Hywel Williams.

Westminster Parliament: Session: 2010-12

Early day motion 2532

Date tabled: 12.12.2011

Primary sponsor: Edwards, Jonathan

Sponsors: Llwyd, Elfyn Williams, Hywel

Motion: “That this House notes that 10 years have passed since the presentation of a petition with 50,000 signatures in favour of a Cornish Assembly to 10 Downing Street on 12 December 2001 which equated to 10 per cent. of the adult population of Cornwall; recalls that this declaration of support for a Cornish Assembly was launched by Mebyon Kernow and received support from those of all parties and none; expresses disappointment that the then Government did not act upon the subject of the petition; believes that the failure to establish a Cornish Assembly has created a democratic deficit; further notes Government proposals for the devolution of power in the UK; and calls for the formation of a democratically elected Cornish Assembly to take decisions for the benefit of the people of Cornwall”.

Moved on the day by Primary Sponsor:

Edwards, Jonathan      –    Plaid Cymru        Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Wales)    12.12.2011

Supporting Secondary Sponsor signatures:

Williams, Hywel         –       Plaid Cymru        Arfon (Wales)    12.12.2011

Llwyd, Elfyn    –    Plaid Cymru        Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Wales)     12.12.2011

Since signed (at 14/12/2011)

George, Andrew           –   Liberal Democrats   St Ives (Cornwall)             13.12.2011

Llwyd, Elfyn                   –      Plaid Cymru       Dwyfor Meirionnydd   (Wales)   12.12.2011

McDonnell, John          –    Labour Party     Hayes and Harlington   (England) 14.12.2011

Rogerson, Dan            –      Liberal Democrats            North Cornwall (Cornwall) 14.12.2011

Keep track of who has signed, here:

Further information:

Early Day Motions (EDMs) are tabled by MPs to publicise a particular event or cause, and to gather support among MPs for that event or cause. MPs demonstrate their support for an EDM by signing the motion. Each EDM is given a unique number, starting at 1 at the beginning of each parliamentary session.