There are two documents on this page. The first is the updated Common Policy Ground document which compares manifesto commitments contained in centre left party manifestos. The second is a ‘common platform’ document which is a succinct, single page documents which maps common values and a common vision embraced by parties across the centre left.
Common Policy Ground
This is an updated document based on the 2017 Manifestos of parties on the centre left: specifically the Green Party, Labour and Liberal Democrats. While Mebyon Kernow did not field any candidates, the values and policy principles it espouses are broadly centre left. We see MK as very much part of a progressive alliance with a strong local identity and voice, even if it did not produce a manifesto for the 2017 election.
This updated document does not pretend to be complete or comprehensive; nor does it seek to claim that there are no serious policy differences or distinct party identities – that is all too evident. Rather it seeks to demonstrate that there is sufficient common ground to form the basis of dialogue and co-operation on certain key issues. Whether or not parties take the opportunity to do so is very much down to them. But lets at least put to bed the idea that such parties are poles apart and have nothing in common.
Common Platform document
This second document is a short document which highlights a common vision and set of values embraced by the centre left. There is little or nothing here that a Liberal Democrat, MK, Labour or Green supporter would reject as alien to their aspirations for a better society. Unlike the broad policy document that maps common ground, this embeds and expresses a stronger local Cornish identity.
Please note: the comments below pertained to the earlier drafts, not the most updated drafts now on the website.