Politicians to speak at public debate on EU in Grantham

editorial image
Share this article
Have your say

Two politicians will debate the pros and cons of staying in the European Union at a public meeting in Grantham this month ahead of the referendum on June 23.

Emma McClarkin MEP will speak on why she believes the United Kingdom should leave the EU and former MEP Bill Newton Dunn, of the ‘Britain Stronger In’ group, will speak in favour of staying.

The debate is headed ‘The Big EU debate - You decide’ and will take place in the Council Chamber in St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, on Thursday, April 21, from 7pm to 9pm.

Both parties will speak followed by a question and answer session from members of the public. Coun Ray Wootten will be acting as facilitator.

Mr Dunn has replaced MP Mark Sherwood who had to withdraw from the debate. Mr Dunn was a Conservative MEP for Lincolnshire from 1979 to 1994. In 2000 he defected to the Liberal Democrats and was an MEP for the East Midlands from 2004 until 2012.

Ms McClarkin was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 as a Conservative MEP.

It is free entry to the debate. If you wish to attend, contact Coun Wootten at raywootten@outlook.com or telephone 01476 400183 so organisers know how many people to accommodate.