Pete Winkelman Backs Referendum

Pete Winkelman backs referendumMK will make history on 7th May as it becomes the first place to vote on its future, writes Amanda Devlin in the MK Citizen (30 April 2015).

But in a major blow to the referendum, voters are admitting they do not know anything about the business neighbourhood plan – despite there being just one week to go until the big day.

Fears that the city could be left embarassed at a low turn out, Pete Winkelman, chairman of MK Dons, is encouraging voters to get involved.

 Mr Winkelman said: “It is a unique chance to create a more lively town centre with real heart and soul, and that’s why I’m backing it.
“It’s brilliant that everyone in MK gets to vote in the referendum. MK loves to be first and we can make history on May 7.”

CMK’s Business Neighbourhood Plan is a blueprint to guide the development of the centre over the next decade. Its ambition is to make CMK a confident, prestigious and more inclusive city centre – the proud flagship for everyone who lives and works in Milton Keynes.

Read more in the MK Citizen


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