Update 18.02: Due to the start of purdah, the Government election e-petition site has closed until after the election.
One minute to midnight tonight (Monday) sees the deadline for adding your signature to one of two e-petitions lobbying the Department for Transport over for a fixed link to the Isle of Wight.
An e-petition calling for a fixed link to the Isle of Wight has attracted just short of 5,000 signatures, whilst the e-petition against a fixed-link has just over 1,500 signatures.
For a fixed-link
The ePetition calling for a fixed link has gathered 4,936 signatures at time of publishing.
We need a Fixed link tunnel to Isle of Wight. It’s such a hassle to get on/off the island, and expensive! Also with the recent accident on the Wightlink ferry, and red funnel traffic issues in east Cowes, which caused mayhem, these are another reason why we need it!
Against a fixed-link
The ePetition against a fixed link to the Isle of Wight had 1,557 signatures at time of publishing.
Say No to the Isle of Wight Fixed Link. There is another petition saying yes to a fixed link. So this petition is for all of us who want to say no.. Make your voice be heard before the 2015 referendum.
Both petitions come to a close at 23.59 tonight.