The Cornwall Labour Party is recruiting now for candidates to contest the 2021 Cornwall Council elections.
Officers from the North Cornwall CLP are visiting members in each of the 14 new council wards in this constituency.
They have already been to the new Stratton, Kilkhampton and Morwenstow division, and the new Altarnun and Stoke Climsland division. This “Labour Party road show” aims to visit The Old Wainhouse Inn, on the A39, near Poundstock, tomorrow at 6pm (Tuesday 20th August) – hope to see you there!
Details of where and when the other divisions will be visited will appear on this website as soon as possible.
These new groups will still be contained within existing branches, and policy-making and organisation structures are not changed. But in some of the more rural areas it is easy for would-be Labour activists to feel isolated. The aim of the “road show” is to identify a handful of members in each of the new council areas with the intention of training candidates and campaigners as early as possible.
The process of becoming a Labour councillor is described in detail on the Labour Party website. In Cornwall, local branches nominate candidates, but the final decision as to who stands in which division is made by the Cornwall Labour Party.
The formal process of selection is unlikely to start before May 2020, but in North Cornwall we are keen to get ahead of the game!
Labour is hoping to field a record 87 candidates in 2021 – one for every council area. You do not have to live in the area where you might fight an election – as long as you live in Cornwall.
Interactive map showing proposed boundaries can be found HERE
Follow the links below to find maps and details of the new wards: