George secures meeting with DPM to discuss more power for Cornwall

Posted on: 15th November 2011

Andrew George MP 2The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, today secured a meeting between the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg MP, and a delegation from Cornwall to discuss devolving powers from Westminster to the county.

In the Commons during this morning’s Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions Mr George asked,

“As the Deputy Prime Minister is well aware Cornwall is a distinctive region within the UK with its own unique language and history and has modest ambitions for devolution, not to cut itself off but to cut itself into the celebration of diversity. Would the Deputy Prime Minster meet with a delegation from Cornwall so that we can explore how Cornwall can help the Government make better and more efficient decisions in Cornwall?”

The Deputy Prime Minister responded saying,

“I would be more than happy to meet a delegation as my honourable Friend suggests. As he knows this Government is pursuing a radical agenda of devolution not just to the devolved administrations within the UK but also to the regions and communities within England as well.”


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