This week The People’s Pledge campaign launched the latest of their constituency wide campaigns to find out whether people want to have their say on our continuing membership of the European Union. The first referendum was held in the Essex constituency of Thurrock which is an ultra- marginal Conservative constituency when 9 out of 10 voted in favour of having a referendum.
Now in the next phase of the campaign The People’s Pledge are arranging for a full postal referendum to be held in the three Manchester area constituencies of Manchester Withington, Cheadle and Hazel Grove. This means that around 200,000 voters will be entitled to have their say on whether we should have a referendum on our continuing membership of the European Union. It will be a full postal ballot held under the auspices of the Electoral Reform Services to ensure the mechanics are independently handled.
As all three of these constituencies are currently held by the Liberal Democrats it will be interesting to see what the outcome will be. Anyone wishing to help with the campaign can contact The People’s Pledge by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing 0161 428 9998
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