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Mebyon Kernow

A political party founded in 1951 in Redruth[?], dedicated to re-establishing a degree of autonomy in Cornwall, located at the western end of the south-west peninsula of Britain, currently administered as the south-westernmost county of England. Also known as MK, (translates as 'Sons of Cornwall'), the original aims of the MK were primarily socio-cultural. Currently their philosophy is: 'Cornish, Green, Left of Centre, Decentralist'.

They won their first seat at local level on the Redruth-Camborne Urban Council in 1953. A schism in the early 1970s led to the formation of the Cornish Nationalist Party.

See also: British politics



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