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Location announced: South West avoids People's Pledge EU referendum poll

Saturday, 19 May 2012
As discussed in my previous post, the South West could have been home to the second referendum poll on EU membership being organised by campaign group People’s Pledge as 13 triplets of three Parliamentary constituencies, three of those triplets in the region, had shortlisted as potential locations.

However, the announcement was made yesterday that this is not the case and the next poll would be held in the North West: Cheadle, Hazel Grove and Manchester Withington.


Intriguingly, while the North West is currently represented in the European Parliament by eight MEPs of all political persuasions (3 Conservative, 2 Labour, 1 Liberal Democrat, 1 UKIP and 1 BNP), the three sitting MPs whose constituents will be polled are all Liberal Democrats.

Registered voters in those three constituencies will be polled by postal ballot ending on July 19. Another strong 80%+ result will be minimum expected result else they have chosen their triplet rather ineffectively.


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