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Help local MP secure EU Referendum

12th June 2013
Help local MP secure EU Referendum

Gordon Henderson MP is urging local people of all parties and none to help him secure the first EU referendum in 40 years.

A new campaign website,, has been launched that makes it simple for people to join the campaign to back the Bill. aims to build public pressure, to give people a voice, and to urge MPs from other parties to listen to their constituents.

Gordon Henderson said:

“Britain deserves a vote. It’s been nearly 40 years since the British people last had their say on Europe. People feel the EU is heading in a direction they never signed up to.

“That is why Conservatives want to give Britain a clear vote – in or out – before the end of 2017, after a full renegotiation.

“A draft Bill to make this happen will soon be debated by MPs – but, crucially, it needs the support of other political parties to pass.

“Britain needs everyone to build public pressure on this. That’s why I am urging anyone locally who wants to see an In/Out referendum, whatever their political persuasion, to visit today and make their views known.”

James Wharton MP, who is introducing the bill in Parliament said:

“Fundamentally this is about democracy and trusting the people. We must give the British people a choice on this important issue, and have an open and frank debate before that decision. I hope that MPs from all sides will back the Bill and show that they back democracy, and the right of their constituents to decide on our future in the EU.”

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