Talk:Regional assembly (England)

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Cornish Assembly[edit]

I reverted the entry about the Cornish Assembly because this is not a regional assembly in the sense of the article (ie. a part of UK governance), but rather part of a political campaign for Cornish independence. Sceptic 18:04, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

The Cornish Assembly is relevant here as it demonstrates the lack of support for the South West Assembly. If you read the Cornish Constitutional Convention website, http://www.cornishassembly.org/ ,it is a cross-party, cross-sector association with a strong consensus of support both in Cornwall and elsewhere. It is NOT campaigning for any form of separatism or independence. The aim of the Convention is to establish a form of modern governance which strengthens Cornwall, her role in the affairs of the country, and positively addresses the problems that have arisen from more than a century of growing isolation and loss of confidence. This was the text removed:-
"In Cornwall, a campaign for a Cornish Assembly has been running since July 2000, and there is strong opposition to the unelected South West Regional Assembly and the South West Regional Development Agency. The Cornish Assembly campaign has attracted the support of a 50,000 Cornish petition which was presented to 10 Downing Street on 12th December 2001. The campaign has the support of all five Cornish Lib Dem MPs, Mebyon Kernow and many others. They state that the SW regional assembly is undemocratic and unaccountable and believe Cornwall should be able to take decisions about local services in their own elected assembly answerable to local people". Avalan 10:15, 29 April 2006 (UTC)


I don't know why Cornwall has to hog all kinds of UK local government articles just because a minority of Cornish people believe they're a magical, pure blooded celtic race of people. I should also add that there was a movement for a Merseyside Assembly, headed up by George Howarth MP, which is no less noteworthy.

Indeed, I've added the Merseyside Assembly proposals, including references. It's likely that other alternative proposals based on counties were also put forward at the time. itsenäisyyspäivä

Fine. You may be interested in Constitutional status of Cornwall, which may suggest that the issue has little to do with being "a magical, pure blooded celtic race of people." Please also remember to sign your posts with four of these: ~ rather than three. Ghmyrtle (talk) 16:14, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Secret plans[edit]

Surely the bit about "secret" government plans should have "allegedly" in front of them? And how secret are they? Benson85 18:55, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

David Cameron pledges to abolish regional assemblies[edit]

On the Andrew Marr Show today David Cameron explicitly made a committment to abolish the regional assemblies:

Considering that it is pretty much 99% certain that DC will be the next PM, surely this deserves a mention in this article? --Mais oui! (talk) 14:18, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Labour already said they would abolish the regional assemblies next year. The powers are just going to be moved to Regional Development Agency and a new system of Local Authority Leaders’ Boards is been created. Is there any online news article of what Cameron said? - Yorkshirian (talk) 17:14, 26 July 2009 (UTC)