MPs have their say on Bri­tain’s fu­ture

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

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


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