Steve Double MP raises Cornish minority census tick box in Parliament

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has questioned Minister for the Cabinet Office Chloe Smith on the potential of having a Cornish Minority tick box on the next national census.

Last week Steve asked the Minister whether she had made an assessment of the potential merits of adding a tick box for Cornish nationality in the next census.

In reply, the Minister confirmed that her department is currently considering extra evidence, supplied by Cornwall Council, to support a Cornish tick-box in the ethnicity question.

Commenting, Steve said:

“As a proud Cornishman, this should be an easy decision to make in favour of reinforcing our Cornish identity on the national census.”

“I will always identify myself as a Cornishman first and am pleased to see, along with the recognition of the Cornish people as an ethnic minority, that the Government is considering taking this step, which I totally support.”

“I will continue to work with the other Cornish MPs, who all support this, to make the case for a Cornish nationality tick box on the next national census.”