MPs have their say on Britain’s future
THE question of whether Britain should stay in the European Union is dividing opinion across the UK.
As part of the Conservative manifesto, Prime Minister David Cameron promised a referendum would be held by the end of 2017 on whether Britain should remain in the European Union or leave.
Following intense talks with leaders in Brussels, Mr Cameron was able to secure a reform deal and as a result, he announced the long-awaited referendum will take place on June 23 this year.
The announcement has seen cabinet members and MPs pledging their allegiance to the Vote Remain campaign or the Vote Leave campaign.
As well as dividing opinion nationally, the debate has also divided opinion among the Conservative party, with those such as Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor George Osborne, Home Secretary Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond campaigning to remain in the EU, and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, Justice Secretary Michael Gove and Mayor of London Boris Johnson wanting to leave the EU.
But locally, how do our two Conservative MPs, Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham) and Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield) feel?
Fighting talk: Big names such as Peter Mandelson and Boris Johnson are hoping to persuade the electorate to do the right thing, stay in in Mansdelson's case and opt out for Boris