Exclusive interview with Tory candidate Cherilyn Mackrory

By Jacob Jaffa and Henry Seeney |

Last week Cherilyn Mackrory was selected as the Conservative candidate for Truro and Falmouth in the upcoming general election.

Falmouth Anchor reporter, Henry Seeney, caught up with her after the event.

Cherilyn Mackrory is a Cornwall Councillor and is now the parliamentary candidate for the Conservatives in Truro and Falmouth

How does it feel to have been selected as the Conservative candidate?

Mackrory: Well I am over the moon actually. It’s a really exciting time. We’ve just got to start the hard work now. We’ve only got 5 weeks, so it’s a shorter campaign than we would normally be expecting but we are full of energy and we just want to go for it.

Which local issues are you going to focus on most?

Mackrory: Well, there’s a few things that have cropped up while I have been doing the research. Certainly housing and planning, they seem to be big hot potatoes at the moment, and are the houses going in the right places?

Obviously, we have new accommodation coming in Penryn, so making sure that that is correct and that local residents are feeling happy with how that is going as well. The university offers so much and there are so many positives, we don’t want them to be overshadowed by any of the negatives to do with housing and accommodation.

What is your position on Brexit?

Mackrory: So I voted Leave, and I have always been a Leave campaigner. For me it was simple, I wanted to leave the political union, I’ve never been anything other than that. I am very excited about moving on quickly with Boris’ deal and getting the free trade agreements so we can all move on and have a positive UK after that.

Mackrory replaced Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth, after the latter announced that she would step down as an MP.

The Anchor will be filming a more in-depth interview with Ms Mackrory and the rest of the candidates for both the Truro and Falmouth and the Camborne and Redruth constituencies.

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