Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Conservatives Call For Referendum on Super Casino
Whether or not Southampton has one of the new large casinos is a huge decision for the city. The Conservatives think that local residents should have a say on this crucial matter rather than having it imposed on them.
There are arguments for and against. We need to attract investment into the city and regenerate the waterfront. However is a casino the answer and what about the impact a large casino might have on the vulnerable in the city. There are genuine concerns.
Conservative Councillors, if running the city after the May elections, would have a public vote on the subject and would back what local people decide.