Phillip Broughton UKIP’s Hartlepool Parliamentary candidate at the last general election is calling on Hartlepool Council to hold a referendum on the new devolution proposals. Phillip Broughton is calling for a referendum to be held on the same day as next year’s local elections to minimise the cost to the taxpayer.
Phillip said the following “I think it’s vital that the people of Hartlepool are given the chance to express their view on these devolution proposals. The council could hold the referendum on the same day as the local council elections next year therefore eliminating any extra cost to the council taxpayer. I hope the council will take this idea forward and give the people a say in the future direction of the area. The people of Hartlepool’s opinion should be asked before the government and the council agree to force through major changes without the consent of the people. These proposals should receive full proper consultation, debate and a referendum.”