More than 2000 votes for EU referendum
Weston s Senior Citizens Forum chairman has handed more than 2000 voting slips calling for an EU referendum to the town s MP John Penrose.
Weston's Senior Citizens Forum chairman has handed more than 2000 voting slips calling for an EU referendum to the town's MP John Penrose.
The slips were collected by forum members as part of its poll to find out whether members of the public think the Government should hold a referendum before signing a treaty drawn up by the European Union.
Out of the 2070 slips collected, some of which were posted by people living outside of North Somerset, only 10 were from those who did not think a referendum was necessary.
The EU Reformed Treaty, which was approved by European leaders at a summit in October, means a number of Britain's institutional powers would be handed over to the union if signed by the Government.
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Forum chairman Ken Lacey said: "The response in the poll has been fantastic. It shows that people want to know what the Government are signing up to.
"If they sign the treaty it will affect our country for the next 100 years. The thing that concerns me is that we can't get out of it once we're in."
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Ken said he is hoping Mr Penrose, along with Woodspring MP Dr Liam Fox, Burnham MP David Heathcote-Amory and Bridgewater MP Ian Liddle-Granger will deliver the slips to Westminster.