MEBYON KERNOW LOSES

5 September 2008

There was a by-election for a seat on Camborne parish council (town council) on 28 August 2008.

There was a 19 percent turnout which suggests little interest among the people of Camborne South. The Conservatives won with 30 percent of the votes cast, followed by Mebyon Kernow (MK) 28, Liberal Democrat 26, and Labour 16.

This is a disappointing result for MK which already holds two of the ward seats on the parish council and one of the seats for the Camborne South district council ward. Camborne is an area where MK does much better than in most of Cornwall and here seven tenths of the voters rejected them. MK is going nowhere, not even at lowly parish level, not even as a protest party.

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