Labour in Cornwall held vigils to remember Jo Cox in locations across the county yesterday. People from across the political spectrum turned out in the rain in Bodmin, Truro and Camborne to honour the murdered MP who was so tragically killed while serving her community.
In Camborne the vigil was held in Camborne town square. It was led by vice chair Rev Ray Webber and we were very pleased to have MP George Eustice attend and say a few words. George and several others also lit a candle for Jo. Afterwards the congregation were served refreshments in our Camborne shop near the square.
South West & Gibraltar MEP Clare Moody had a busy day of campaigning in Cornwall on Saturday. After speaking at a meeting in Falmouth she stopped in at Stronger IN’s Redruth stall and went on to speak at a public meeting in Camborne’s Centenary Church. Clare put forward the positive case for remaining in the EU and took questions from the audience on a wide range of subjects including fisheries, the Common Agricultural Policy, climate change and TTIP.
We were delighted to welcome Labour Party deputy leadership candidates Stella Creasy and Caroline Flint to Cornwall earlier this week along with leadership candidate Liz Kendall.
The candidates spoke to members from across Cornwall at events in the Donald Thomas Centre and the Labour Shop in the heart of Camborne and tackled questions on a wide range of subjects including housing, Trident and – inevitably – the leadership contest and the future direction of the Labour Party.
Andy Burnham and Ben Bradshaw are also scheduled for visits this weekend.