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Laxfield meeting will inform ahead of EU referendum


A Laxfield resident has privately funded a public meeting in a bid to inform the public about the European Union referendum.

On Thursday 23 June, the country is faced with the decision whether we should remain part of the EU, or leave.

I am organising this event because it seems that many people are uncertain about the way to vote and want more information
Mark Tinney

But on April 21 at Laxfield Village Hall at 7.30pm, a meeting which is free to enter, open to all, and not affiliated to any ‘remain’ or ‘leave’ campaigns will take place, allowing for discussion over the decision.

Organiser Mark Tinney said: “I am organising this event because it seems that many people are uncertain about the way to vote and want more information.

“It is impossible to say how many will turn up. A leaflet has been delivered to all the houses in Laxfield with more to be given out in the next ten days. In addition, posters have been put up on various local notice boards and public places.

“No one famous is due to appear and in fact I am hoping that the meeting’s local character will allow people to feel more involved, rather than being lectured by ‘personalities’ whose opinions and ways of delivering them are already well known.

“It is for that reason also that I am paying all the costs myself — as a private citizen and not as a member of any organization.”

Mr Tinney added anyone who would like to speak at greater length at the event, either in favour of the EU or leaving, should contact him in advance by calling 01986 798349 or emailing mtinney.ukeu@hotmail.com

In February South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon declared his support for the Leave campaign, describing Prime Minister David Cameron’s negotiations for a new deal for Britain “not particularly substantial.” Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter told the Diss Express last month he would back the Remain campaign, claiming staying part of the EU would “give the best future.”

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