Jeremy Rowe

Cornwall Councillor for the Parishes of Egloshayle, St Breock, St Ervan, St Eval, St Issey, St Mabyn & St Tudy Learn more

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Word reaches me that, 116 days after Cornwall Council’s Electoral Review Panel resolved to write to the Deputy Prime Minister, there may finally be some movement from the powers-that-be at County Hall. A letter has apparently been drafted for approval by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Panel which would (hopefully) then be dispatched […]

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100 days to write a letter

by Jeremy Rowe on 14 October, 2010

When Presidents and governments are elected much is often written about the first ‘100 days’. Famously, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first hundred days in the White House in 1933 were seen as a hive of activity, as initiative after initiative for tackling the Great Depression poured forth from the administration. Cornwall Council tend to do things […]

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I was pretty astonished to learn from my colleague Alex Folkes that, nearly three months after Cornwall Council’s Electoral Review Panel had agreed to write to the Deputy Prime Minister voicing our concerns about the issue of second home voter registration, no letter has yet been sent. I was aware from the bizarre Tory behaviour […]

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Friday afternoon saw the meeting of the Electoral Review Panel with the main item on the agenda being a discussion of the issue of second home voters. On the whole the debate was a constructive one, although its conclusion was a slightly disappointing one in many respects – the panel will recommend to Council that […]

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I have been surprised at the amount of correspondence I have received about the issue of second home owners casting their votes in elections in Cornwall. This followed on from the question I asked the Leader of Cornwall Council at the authority’s main meeting on Tuesday. As a result of some of the issues thrown […]

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As my colleague Alex Folkes has written, today I asked the Leader of Cornwall Council what action was being taken to deal with the issue of second home owners casting their votes in Cornwall when their primary place of residence is elsewhere. I was more than slightly surprised at the response he gave. It turns […]

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Second home voters

by Jeremy Rowe on 10 June, 2010

I have tabled a question to next week’s Cornwall Council meeting regarding the issue of second home owners casting their votes in Cornwall when their primary place of residence is elsewhere. I am by no means the first to make noises on this issue. There has been a long-running debate on the Cornwall24 internet forum, […]

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Coalition for Cornwall?

by Jeremy Rowe on 13 May, 2010

Yesterday Alec Robertson, Tory Leader of Cornwall Council, made an appearance on Laurence Reed’s Radio Cornwall show. In the light of the national coalition (I’ve written about this here) he was obviously keen to be seen as a unifying figure in Cornwall by calling for the Liberal Democrats to join the arrangement his party has […]

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In praise of Dick Cole

by Jeremy Rowe on 7 May, 2010

Last night I attended the General Election count at Dobwalls to observe the tallying of votes for the three keenly contested parliamentary seats in the east of Cornwall. On the night the Conservatives gained South East Cornwall, Dan Rogerson held North Cornwall for the Lib Dems and his party colleague Steve Gilbert won the new […]

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Dan Rogerson wins North Cornwall

by Jeremy Rowe on 7 May, 2010

Dan Rogerson has won the North Cornwall constituency with an increased share of the vote. The result was: Dan Rogerson (Lib Dem) 22,512 (48.1%) Sian Flynn (Con) 19,531 (41.7%) Miriel O’Connor (UKIP) 2,300 (4.9%) Janet Hulme (Labour) 1,971 (4.2%) Joanie Willett (MK) 530 (1.1%) There was an increased turnout of 68.2%. At the declaration Dan […]

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