Pedyr Prior

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Pedyr Prior is a former Cornish nationalist politician.

Prior joined the Cornish Nationalist Party on its formation in 1976,[1] and was adopted as its prospective candidate for the St Ives constituency.[2] This candidacy did not happen, as he stood down in favour of the Mebyon Kernow (MK) candidate for the constituency, and subsequently he defected to MK.[1] He was the editor of Mebyon Kernow's journal, Cornish Nation, from 1978 to 1979, jointly with Julyan Holmes.[3] In 1979, he stood for the St Ives South seat on Cornwall County Council; although he was not elected, he took one of the party's best vote shares.[4]

In 1981, Prior was elected as Treasurer of Mebyon Kernow,[5] and at the 1983 UK general election, he was the party's candidate for the St Ives seat, taking fourth place with 1.2% of the vote.[6] He was elected as Chairman of the party in 1985, serving for one year.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bernard Deacon and Garry Tregidga, Mebyon Kernow and Cornish Nationalism, p.130
  2. ^ James Whetter, Cornish essays, 1971-76, p.138
  3. ^ Bernard Deacon and Garry Tregidga, Mebyon Kernow and Cornish Nationalism, p.58
  4. ^ Carn, vols. 25-32 (1979), p.41
  5. ^ Carn, vol. 36, p.18
  6. ^ F. W. S. Craig, Britain Votes 3, p.55
Party political offices
Preceded by
Julyan Drew
Leader of Mebyon Kernow
1985–1986
Succeeded by
Loveday Carlyon