Mebyon Kernow has described the Boundary Committee’s proposal for a ’Devonwall’ seat as a ’travesty of history, democracy and Cornwall’s very nationhood.’

But the Party for Cornwall has also put the blame for the proposal firmly at the door of the UK Government.

The Boundary Commission has publicised its recommendation for a cross-Tamar ’Bideford, Bude and Launceston’ seat, which would include land stretching from St Teath and St Breward to Bude and Launceston.

MK Party Leader Cllr Dick Cole has appealed to the people of Cornwall to join MK and other Cornish organisations in opposing the creation of such a constituency, which he said would be a ’disaster’ because it would ’breach the territorial integrity of the historic nation of Cornwall.

’We need to build a massive campaign to put pressure on central government and MPs to modify the existing legislation to ensure that Cornish constituencies remain whole and lie entirely within the boundaries of Cornwall (and the Isles of Scilly).’