A debate on whether or not to stay in the European Union will be take place in Grantham next month.
Emma McClarkin, MEP for the East Midlands, and Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood, will discuss the issue in The Big EU Debate ahead of the EU referendum which takes place on June 23.
Ms McClarkin has declared her wish for Britain to leave the EU while Mr Spencer is in favour of staying in.
The debate is being hosted by Grantham East Conservative branch in the council chamber in St Peter’s Hill Grantham on Thursday, April 21, from 7pm to 9pm. It is open to the public and free to attend.
Ms McClarkin and Mr Spencer will each state their case and after an initial opening question members of the public will be able to put their questions direct to each politician.
The debate will be chaired by Ray Wootten. who is chairman of the Grantham East Conservative branch. Coun Wootten said: “In this process the public will be able to obtain answers to those questions which will hopefully help them make their minds up on which way to vote.”
Ms McClarkin recently said: “She said: “Now with the skeletons of the renegotiated EU deal laid bare, we can see just how little is on the table. This deal, unfortunately, falls far short of addressing the very real concerns I and the British people have with our membership of the EU.”
Mr Spencer said: “After careful deliberation I have decided that, with things as they currently stand, it would not be in the best interests of the country to leave. This does not mean to say I do not think that there is some serious reform to be made. A good example is the question of EU immigration into the UK, which is in my mind one of the principal areas requiring reform.”
To confirm your attendance at the debate email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01476 400183.