Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central says that the poll, which has just closed on her website, shows overwhelming demand to retain the City Pool, as it is with its two pools.
Ms Onwurah said:
“ I knew that the plans to close the small pool were a concern to many people, but I have been surprised by the number who took time to vote on my website.
“ Nearly 1,400 people voted, with an overwhelming 99.5% voting to retain the pool or to see it improved.
“ I do hope that the City Council will fully take on board this significant expression of local opinion, rejecting the plan to close the smaller pool at the City Pool.
Chi is urging the City Council to modify its ‘ My Place’ Plans so as to not to take in any of the City Pool building and thus allow the smaller pool to remain open.