2024 is going to be a General Election year in the UK. The last County wide elections took place in 2021 when a new Council for Cornwall was elected. For that election CIPF drew up the Community Manifesto for Cornwall. CIPF’s vision for Cornwall is a place where local people and communities are the change that they want to see, and recognise that we in Cornwall must take the initiative to act. This means taking a strategic, long-term view and then making decisions about how this change will come about. The community manifesto was a first step in articulating how Cornish groups and communities are stepping up to meet these needs and how these works might be emboldened and developed.
As we enter another election year CIPF is looking to renew the Manifesto for eventually submitting it to those who will be elected as our Members of Parliament and so guide them in fulfilling their responsibilities on behalf of the people of Cornwall.
The Manifesto will have eight themes:
- Theme 1 – Health and Well-being
- Theme 2 – End Food Poverty
- Theme 3 – Housing and Homelessness
- Theme 4 – A Sustainable Economy
- Theme 5 – Strong Distinctive Communities
- Theme 6 – A Benefit System that Works
- Theme 7 – Flourishing Communities for All
- Theme 8 – Public Services for All
If you have a specific proposal under one or more of these themes please email them to: Info@cornwallindependentpovertyforum.com.
We used the 2021 Manifesto to highlight examples in Cornwall and nationally who are working to address the different themes and so if you know of an organisation with a good story to tell then please contact us so we can showcase this work and inspire even more people to work together to make Cornwall a fairer and more just place to be.
During 2024 all the political parties will be producing their manifestos and promises. Why not take a stake in a different kind of Manifesto – the Cornwall Community Manifesto by sharing your vision and specific ideas and we will do our very best to include them.
Andrew Yates, Chair CIP