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"Devonwall" Plans Blocked

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5:25pm 29th January 2013

Plans that could see Bude, Camelford and Launceston share an MP with Devon have been blocked.

Parliament voted against controversial changes, dubbed "Devonwall", on Tuesday afternoon.

It means they will be delayed until after the next election.

The vote was won by 334 to 292, with Conservative MPs not voting to protect Cornwall's border.

All Liberal Democrat MPs voted against plans to change boundaries for Parliamentary constituencies.

North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson said: "There is huge opposition to this artificial boundary which takes no account of the historical, cultural and community position of Cornwall. Local people will remember that the Tories failed to support the cause when the chips were down.

"I am absolutely delighted that we have defeated the imposition of this arbitrary boundary change. Reducing the number of MPs on boundaries which reflect local concerns remains a possibility and I hope that we can return to that in the next Parliament."

Newquay and St Austell MP Stephen Gilbert said: "My Cornish Liberal Democrat colleagues and I have consistently voted against 'Devonwall' and I am delighted that today we were joined by many others from all sides of the House of Commons with the sad but notable exception of our Conservative colleagues in Cornwall who put their party's interest before that of Cornwall."

West Cornwall MP Andrew George added: "I'm proud of those who didn't bottle it; who stuck to their principles and stood up for Cornwall. We've won the first part - protecting Cornwall's border until after the next General Election.

"So Cornwall lives to fight another day. After the next General Election we'll have the chance to finish this business and protect our border for good."

5:25pm 29th January 2013

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