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People living in Cornwall can submit their own manifestos to those representing the Duchy in Parliament as part of a new University of Exeter project.

Experts at the Institute of Cornish Studies are helping voters to put forward their ideas on policies and the governance of Cornwall in the future. They hope this will enhance the democratic process.

As part of “My Manifesto for Cornwall” people can submit their own 350-word manifesto. These will be presented to Cornish MPs elected on July 4. 

Dr Garry Tregidga, Co-Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies, said: “We hope as many people of all ages and backgrounds, living across different areas of Cornwall, will submit their manifestos. We will then be able to show our new representatives their views and priorities.

“Politics can so often focus on the political debates between party leaders in Westminster. But politics is also of everyday significance to the individuals, constituencies and regions that make up the United Kingdom. We want local communities to talk about their concerns for a range of issues ranging from local governance to foreign policy. By focusing on the grassroots we can help enhance the democratic process in Cornwall so that voters have their say rather than just the political parties.” 

To submit your manifesto email