04 MAR 2011

Referendum on port future

Yesterday, as a packed public meeting in Dover Town Hall, a referendum of the people of Dover was ordered. I was shocked, shocked how many people came along. The photo shows people holding up their yellow voting cards. It was amazing. The referendum must be held in two to three weeks. This is the first such poll in Dover ever and thought to be the largest such poll of this type held in the UK.

It was remarkable how the meeting concluded that the current status of the port had to change, but the harbour board's own proposals were not acceptable. It was clear people wanted to see the people of our community own the port. It will be interesting to see how the referendum turns out . . .


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Charlie Elphicke

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