Tory chief is ‘gagged’ over Euro Referendum June 19th, 2016 COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Latest News Shares Comments Tory chief is ‘gagged’ over Euro Referendum The Conservative Party nationally has banned its party chairmen from expressing any views on the Euro Referendum. Southport Constituency Conservative Chairman Cllr Harry Bliss told Sefton Council’s Southport Area Committee last night that he would be happy to express his view on the subject but he was ‘not allowed’. It seems that the Conservative Party’s divisions over Europe are now so deep that they are trying to keep their local party chairmen ‘neutral’ to try to pull the pieces back together after the Referendum has passed. Members of the Southport Area Committee had been asked by a local resident for their views on the benefits to the town of remaining within the European Union. The Committee Members, on a straw poll at the end of discussion showed unanimous support for Britain remaining in the EU – with the exception of a handful of councillors who did not express a view either way. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!