Though votes in the referendum will be counted in one national vote, the group said it hoped legislators would be mindful of how their constituents had voted.
The numbers are CPR’s own internal data. The Elections Office verified the total number of signatures up the point where the threshold to trigger a referendum was reached but did not confirm the numbers on a district-by-district basis.
The CPR data shows strong support for the referendum in Premier Alden McLaughlin’s own Red Bay district and in George Town, in particular. Support for the referendum does not necessarily indicate a position for or against the piers.
McLaughlin addressed the issues of the national vote in the Legislative Assembly Monday, saying, “This is not some opinion poll being carried out for the convenience of the member form Bodden Town West or George Town Central to provide data for later use or to help them in their next election campaign.
“This is a referendum on a matter of national importance and it should be treated as such.”