“When the date was set for the 3rd congress of the South West England and Cornwall District of the Communist Party, no one could have predicted the political situation we would find ourselves in.” These were the words of Liz Payne, our District Chair, as she opened congress last weekend (18th of October). She was referring, of course, to the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party and the great victory for the left that this represents.

Delegates met in Exeter to discuss the current political situation locally, nationally and around the world. Resolutions covered topics from the Tory attack on trade unions, the Labour Party leadership election and the NHS through to local elections, foxhunting and the badger cull.

The Following resolutions were passed at the 2015 Congress of the South West Cornwall District of the Communist Party. A resolution on foxhunting and the badger cull was remitted to the incoming District Committee. You can read a full report of the congress here.

Delegates from branches across the south west met in Exeter in November for the bi-annual congress of the South West England and Cornwall District of the Communist Party.

Communist Party General Secretary, Rob Griffiths, congratulated the outgoing District Committee, the party branches of the district and every member in the South West and Cornwall for all of the hard work carried out over the last two years. Membership is increasing, as is the profile and influence of the party - a fact recognised by leading party members across the country.