THE call for a referendum on the new EU Constitution came to the streets of Bideford as members of the Torridge and West Devon United Kingdom Independence Party set up their campaign stall and invited people to sign a petition. Their petition demanded a r

THE call for a referendum on the new EU Constitution came to the streets of Bideford as members of the Torridge and West Devon United Kingdom Independence Party set up their campaign stall and invited people to sign a petition.Their petition demanded a referendum "as promised in the Labour Party election manifesto."During their one-day exercise they collected 288 names, reported spokesman Gaston Dezart.UKIP and other pressure groups are also behind a series of parish polls that have been taking place.Mr Dezart reported that a poll in Hatherleigh had resulted in 93 per cent in favour of a referendum. It was now planned to organise another in Hartland, he said.Chris Cope of North Devon UKIP reported a poll in East Anstey with 96 per cent in favour - 45 for and two against - and one in Chulmleigh which resulted 89 per cent in favour -98 for and seven against.