Join debate on EU referendum

Preston will host a debate on the EU Referendum this week.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 3:38 pm
Updated Monday, 6th June 2016, 4:43 pm
The EU vote takes place on June 23

Residents can hear from both sides of the debate, with two speakers from the Remain camp and two from the Leave campaign.

On the Remain side, South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy and Chris Davies, a former Liberal Democrat MP and MEP, will share the stage.

For the Leave campaign then James Barker, UKIP parliamentary candidate for Preston and independent councillor Adrian Owens from Better Off Out will make their case.

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The audience will also have a chance to ask questions at the event, to be held at the Mitchell and Kenyon cinema at UCLan’s Foster building at 7pm on Thursday.

Blog Preston editor Ed Walker, who will chair the debate, said: “We’ve seen Ed Miliband and Boris Johnson visit Preston in recent weeks to give their views on the EU Referendum but where do Prestonians stand?

“This debate gives the city a chance to ask questions of each side in a Question Time style format and should hopefully help those who are undecided to make up their minds.

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Meanwhile, UCLan will screen an ITV debate involving PM David Cameron and UKIP’s Nigel Farage on Wednesday night.

The show starts from 9pm.