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Truro and Falmouth Labour Party announce Parliamentary Candidate for the General Election

Truro and Falmouth Labour Party announce Parliamentary Candidate for the General Election


Speaking to Labour members on Saturday at Carnon Downs Village Hall Jayne said  "Cornwall is a fantastic place to live, but there are real issues here. Low wages, a lack of housing people can afford to buy or rent and few council or social houses being built. There is underfunding of the NHS and social care.  There are threats to our local hospitals, not least beds at Treliske, and the very existence of Falmouth Hospital. We see cuts to our school budgets resulting in fewer teachers and assistants and we are suffering the loss of EU funding to stimulate our economy."
Jayne lives in Falmouth with her son and works in a local school. Prior to moving to Falmouth she worked as a lawyer where her job was to advise and help people who had been injured at work or had employment law claims.  

A Falmouth resident for more than 11 years she has also used her legal skills with Falmouth Citizens' Advice Bureau helping local people with similar issues. 

Constituency Chair Candy Atherton said "We are delighted that Jayne has been selected as our candidate.  She will be an outstanding champion for our community.  I urge people not to waste their vote on minority parties such as the Lib Dems or Greens.  Only Labour can beat the Tories in Westminster.  Don't let the Lib Dems get back into bed with the Tories.  I urge people to vote for Jayne and Labour at the General Election"

Contacts:  

Jayne Kirkham 07736 895195
Candy Atherton 01325 312284

Cornwall Greens announce general election candidates for Truro & Falmouth and South East Cornwall

Cornwall Greens announce general election candidates for Truro & Falmouth and South East Cornwall

Green Party Falmouth

The Mid and East Cornwall Green Party has announced that Amanda Pennington and Martin Corney have been selected as general election candidates for Truro and Falmouth and South East Cornwall respectively.

Local Party Coordinator Julie Bennett said:

“Amanda and Martin are both exceptional candidates who have a wealth of experience as community campaigners and councillors.”

Amanda Pennington said:

“Truro & Falmouth recorded one of the highest Green votes in the country at the last general election, with our share of the vote increasing nearly fivefold.  We think we can do even better here this time, with clear, positive policies on protecting the environment, decent social care, affordable homes, free education, renewable energy and action on climate change. People want a sustainable future for themselves and their children, and only the Green Party has the bold, joined-up policies that can make this happen.”

The party has also announced that it will not be standing candidates in North Cornwall or Newquay and St Austell. Julie Bennett said:

“The Green Party has been making every effort, nationally and locally, to facilitate a progressive alliance that can defeat Tories across the UK and introduce a fairer electoral system. We’re disappointed that advocates of progressive alliances in other parties have not been empowered to set aside their differences by their party leaders. In failing to do so, Labour and the Liberal Democrats risk condemning Cornwall – and indeed the rest of the country – to another five years of deeply damaging Conservative government.

“We hope that our decision will add force to the many voices who are calling for progressive parties to join forces against this toxic, reckless Tory government. Greens have repeatedly shown that they are prepared to put aside party interests for the common good, but an effective progressive alliance cannot come together unless Labour and the Lib Dems show that they too can see beyond narrow party interests.”

Cornwall’s young widows reach out to others at Big Picnic

Cornwall’s young widows reach out to others at Big Picnic

 

On Saturday 20th May, 2pm, young widows & widowers and their families and friends will spread out their picnic blankets at Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the charity WAY Widowed & Young – a peer to peer support charity that, over the past two decades, has helped thousands of people who’ve been widowed at a young age.

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WAY’s annual Big Picnic weekend is a chance for people who have been widowed young to get together with other bereaved families – and for non-members to find out how the charity works. Last year, this national event attracted hundreds of people to 30 of the most picturesque parks, beaches and beauty spots in UK – from Cornwall to Scotland. This year there are 37 picnics taking place – more than ever before.

 

Rachel Rawicki, Cornwall WAY representative comments:  “It’s a chance for WAY members and their children to get together with others that have been in a similar situation, to socialise, bring bereaved families together and for others to find out how WAY can support them, or their friends and family in the Cornwall area.  We are aware that there are a lot of people around Cornwall that are muddling their way through one of the most life-changing experiences they may ever encounter, some are isolated, with little practical or emotional support, yet there is support available and support that is tailored to their time of life.”

 

Local WAY member Kimberley Gray says:  “I lost my husband to cancer at age 45, having only six months prior moved down to Cornwall.  It’s not the best conversation opener when people ask how you have found the move to Cornwall.  For me, meeting up with other WAY members has enabled me to make new friends that just ‘get it’.  They will listen if you need it, offer advice when you want it and party and put a smile on your face when you just want to forget it.” 

The stereotype of a “widow” or “widower” is someone in their seventies or eighties. However, the sad reality is that more than 83,000 men and women in the UK are widowed under the age of 50.

Losing someone you love is difficult at any age. And if your partner dies young, the loss can be difficult to cope with in many different ways. Not only is there the pain of bereavement to cope with, but also you have been robbed of a future you were planning to share together. And you are most probably facing a huge array of practical challenges too – from raising children alone to simply paying the household bills.

WAY was founded in 1997 by journalist Caroline Sarll, who was shocked to find that there was no support available for her sister when she was widowed at the age of 35. Since then, the charity has gone from strength to strength and now has more than 2,400 members across the UK. 

WAY hit the headlines last month with the campaign against cuts to bereavement support payments – which was supported by widowed footballer Rio Ferdinand.  These cuts leave many young widows with children financially vulnerable at a time when they and their families need the most support.  According to Child Bereavement UK, 1 in 29 schoolchildren has been bereaved of a parent or sibling – that’s a child in every class.

 Anyone aged 50 or under who is overcoming the loss of a partner can be supported by WAY – whether they were married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation. It’s a peer-to-peer support network run by volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.