9 Jul 2009

Daily Echo letter

Fluoride decision must rest with local people
I'M sorry to hear that Southampton MP Alan Whitehead isn't in favour of a referendum on the issue of adding fluoride to our tap water. The proposals impact on an area much wider than his constituency If the Strategic Health Authority gets its way here, I fully expect that it will set a precedent for other parts of the country
The fact is that Mr Whitehead is part of a Government that placed the decision-making power with the Strategic Health Authority The promise that Prime Minister Gordon Brown made about letting local people decide would be quite bogus without a referendum.
I will be placing a motion to the next meeting of Hampshire County Council, asking that the authority formally supports a referendum. The people must decide.
DAVID HARRISON, town, district and county councillor.

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