Cllr Paul T. Holmes will be standing in the Camborne/Redruth/Hayle Constituency.
He has stood as a Liberal Party Parliamentary candidate six times. Stood 28 times as a Liberal Local Council candidate and won 21 times.
1985 -2009 Elected six times as a Cornwall County Councillor being the first Cornish Speaker elected. A Kerrier District Councillor
until 2009 when both County and District Council were abolished in Cornwall. Has been a Parish Councillor since 1985
and is the ‘Father’ of Carn Brea Parish Council.
In 1988 of the 28 Cornwall County Councillors he was the only one who refused to joins the LibDems staying loyal to the Liberal Party.
1990- 2012 was a Liberal Party NEC member and was National Trades Union Spokesman, Agriculture Spokesman and Spokesman on
Cornish Affairs at various times. A lifetime campaigner for the Cornish Language and for the Cornish Self Government similar to the Welsh Assembly.
Married to Cllr. Jean Pollock( another veteran Liberal Cllr), a retired electrician, a former Cornish League Cricket player with over 800 wickets as a bowler.
Paul now scores for his local Cricket team. Paul and Jean are the first married couple in Cornwall to win the Royal School of Church music silver medal and sing as local church choristers.