The Labour Party on The Lizard & in Penwith

Mr Nick Round

Our dear friend and comrade Nick Round died at home with his wife Ann and his daughter Anna at his side on Friday 11 June.

Even though a failing heart has taken him from us we know that his loving, caring heart has made a difference to all of us.

Nick joined the Labour Party in the early 1970s, when he lived in Glasgow and before that he was active in the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland.

His political activism was inspired partly by his family history, as the grandson of Stephen George Poole, the first Labour councillor to be elected in Coventry and a pioneer of progressive policy on housing and public health, as well as a supporter of women’s suffrage.

Although he never held elected office himself, he took up various roles in his local CLP at different times and was influential both in campaigning and in policy discussion. He remained a committed socialist all his life.

He taught Spanish at the Universities of Belfast, Glasgow and Sheffield before coming home to Cornwall to retire in 2003.

Socialist, academic, husband, Father, and poet.

His poetry is, as his life was, an affirmation of the wonder and delight that can be found in the world – particularly his West Penwith home – their beauty and lyricism move and delight.

His wise and thoughtful words at CLP meetings were always a highlight for me and I know for others too– he had the most amazing ability to use our history to inform our future.

He was, in the truest sense of the phrase, a scholar and a gentle man and I know that he is sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Plates pushed aside in the grass.
Nothing can alter
the set of high, high summer,
always toward a fall

June from Verses for a Calendar

Coming Up

coming up


The St Ives Constituency Labour Party’s Annual General Meeting 2021 will be held on Wednesday, 14th July at 7pm by Zoom. All CLP Officer roles are up for election – and I hope that you will feel up to standing for one of them!

Labour Cornwall Councillors

And congratulations to our new and returning Cornwall Councillors!

Stephen Barnes – Redruth North – 34% of the vote

Kate Ewert – Rame Peninsula & St Germans – 42% of the vote

Dorothy Kirk – Calstock – 39% of the vote

Jayne Kirkham – Falmouth Penwerris – 64% of the vote

Laurie Magowan – Falmouth Arwenack – 37% of the vote

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