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Cornish Nationalist Party

An Parti Kenethlegek Kernow
Leader James Whetter
Founded 28 May 1975
Split from Mebyon Kernow
Newspaper The Cornish Banner
Ideology Cornish nationalism
Cornish devolution
Pan-Celticism
Political position Right-wing
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
Colours Black, White
Website
thecnp.co.uk

The Cornish Nationalist Party (CNP), Cornish: An Parti Kenethlegek Kernow, is a political party, founded by Dr James Whetter, who campaigned for independence for Cornwall. It was formed by people who left Cornwall's main nationalist party Mebyon Kernow on 28 May 1975, but it is no longer for independence.

A separate party with a similar name (Cornish National Party) existed from 1969.

The CNP essentially represented a more right-wing outlook from those who disagree that economic arguments were more likely to win votes than cultural. The CNP worked to preserve the identity of Cornwall and improve its economy, and encouraged links with Cornish people overseas and with other regions with distinct identities. It also gave support to the Cornish language and commemorated Thomas Flamank, a leader of the Cornish Rebellion in 1497, at an annual ceremony at Bodmin on 27 June each year.

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