The Political Culture in Cornwall a discussion panel

A distinguished panel of guests will discuss the state of politics in Cornwall and answer questions.

A College of Social Sciences and International Studies employability event
Date30 January 2014
Time17:15 to 18:00
PlaceChapel Lecture Theatre, Penryn Campus

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Our distinguished panel of guests gather to discuss the themes of the political landscape in Cornwall, including the question of Cornish devolution. Students are encouraged to come with questions to put to the panel.The panel will also talk about how to get involved in local politics and what students can do to enhance their career prospects.Panel Members:Chair: Lord Teverson, LibDem Spokesman for Energy and Climate Change in the House of Lords. Prior to being made a life peer in 2006, Lord Teverson served as an MEP for the Liberal Democrats, between 1994 and 1999 for the constituency of Cornwall and West Plymouth. Lord Teverson is also an Exeter alumnus who graduated in Economics in 1973.Cllr. Dick Cole, Leader of Mebyon Kernow. Cllr. Cole has been leader of Mebyon Kernow since 1997. He was first elected to Restormel Borough Council in 1999. Cllr. Cole currently represents the Parish of St Enoder on Cornwall County Council. He is also MKs spokesman on housing and planning matters. Dr Joanie Willett, Lecturer in Politics at the University of Exeter. Dr Willett has experience in local politics, and has stood for Mebyon Kernow in local elections in the past.Dr Garry Tregidga, Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter. Dr Treggidga has carried out extensive research on the political history of Cornwall, including publishing work on the history of the liberal party in the South West region.Cllr. Rob Nolan, LibDem representative for Truro Redannick. Cllr. Nolan is also Chair of Cornwall Council Strategic Planning Committee. Cllr. Hanna Toms (tbc), Labour representative for Falmouth Penwerris. Cllr. Toms has recently been selected to stand as the Labour Parliamentary candidate for Truro and Falmouth.

ProviderCollege of Social Sciences and International Studies
OrganizerJulia Paci

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