Cornwall

No candidates from Mebyon Kernow in 2017 general election

Dick Cole
Image caption Mebyon Kernow leader Dick Cole was re-elected as a Cornwall councillor earlier this month

Mebyon Kernow, which campaigns for a National Assembly for Cornwall, has announced it will not be putting forward any candidates for the 2017 general election.

A party spokesperson said the timing made it "impractical" to put together and finance "a meaningful campaign".

At the recent Cornwall Council elections four Mebyon Kernow councillors were re-elected.

It lost deposits in all six seats at both the last general elections.

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On 18 April the prime minister called a snap general election for 8 June - three years earlier than scheduled.

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