A View From The Chair

A VIEW FROM THE CHAIR

Having chaired the Cornwall Progressive Alliance (CPA) for six months, I have gained a fair idea of the CPA’s potential as well as the hurdles facing it.  In this article I try to summarise the current state of affairs and to consider how, practically, the CPA might now help to improve politics in Cornwall.

The CPA was born of the idea that the progressive or centre-left parties had more areas of policy agreement than disagreement and should therefore work together to achieve political success.          I shall return to this below but, because some have questioned the meaning of ‘progressive’ and ‘centre-left’, I would first like to explain which term I prefer for the values and principles of the CPA. Continue reading “A View From The Chair”