James Whetter

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James C. A. Whetter (born 1935 at St Austell, Cornwall, UK) is a noted Cornish historian and editor of The Cornish Banner (An Baner Kernewek). He has contested elections for two Cornish independence parties.

Whetter's books include The History of Glasney College (Padstow: Tabb House, 1988), Cornwall in the Seventeenth Century (Padstow: Lodenek Press, 1974) and The History of Falmouth (Redruth: Dyllansow Truran, 1981).

Whetter has a PhD from London University and is director of the Roseland Institute, a centre for Cornish Studies at Gorran Haven near St Austell.[1] The institute contains a library of over 20,000 books in the process of being catalogued and put on-line and is the base for the publishing activities of Lyfrow Trelyspen and CNP Publications. The former produces works on Cornish history, essays and related subjects, and the latter, the quarterly Cornish magazine, The Cornish Banner (An Baner Kernewek).[2]

Political activity[edit]

In 1974, Whetter stood twice as the Mebyon Kernow parliamentary candidate before founding, in 1975, the Cornish Nationalist Party, a political party that split from Mebyon Kernow to campaign for Cornish independence, and for which he was a candidate at the 1979 general election.

Elections contested[edit]

UK Parliament elections

Date of election Constituency Party Votes  % Ref
Feb 1974 Truro Mebyon Kernow 850 1.5 [3]
Oct 1974 Truro Mebyon Kernow 384 0.7 [3]
1979 Truro Cornish Nationalist Party 227 0.4 [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Roseland Institute". Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  2. ^ The Roseland Institute at Gorran Haven
  3. ^ a b c FWS Craig, British parliamentary election results, 1974-1983

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