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Signatures Removed From Petition To Save Coastguard Helicopter

Whiskey Bravo Coastguard helicopter Portland

7:16am 7th December 2012

Problems with an online petition have left Portland's Save Our Helicopter Campaign short of vital signatures.

The campaign group, who have until July to try and rescue the life-saving service, have found numbers have been knocked on the Government site. 

When the new petition was set up by MP Richard Drax, everyone who had signed the earlier one (which had to be removed) should have been informed by email. However, the Save Our Helicopter Group believe this didn’t happen. They also believe that people who don’t live in Dorset, and don’t have a DT postcode have been refused to have their vote registered.

Spokesman for the group, Alan Mcnamee, told Wessex FM:  “anybody who’s having problems with the site should contact the Save our Helicopter Group, so we can compile all the information and send it on to the Government.”

We also spoke to South Dorset MP Richard Drax who has contacted The Cabinet Office about the problems, asking for an investigation, and is currently in contact with them.

To get in contact with Save Our Helicopter, or find out more, you can go to their Facebook page here.

Or find the e-petition here.

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