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MINISTER AND MEP PARTICIPATE IN EU DEBATE AT ELY CATHEDRAL

Published: 04 Mar 2016

Nearly 500 people attended Thursday evening's Ely Cathedral Business Group Spring Debate: "European Union IN or OUT?", chaired by Michael Watson.

Speaking for "Vote IN" were George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences, John Shropshire OBE, Chairman of G's Fresh, and William Martin, Chairman of NFU Sugar Board; and for "Vote OUT" were Stuart Agnew MEP, Nick Clarke UKIP Candidate for Police & Crime Commissioner in Cambridgeshire, and John May, East of England Chairman of Business for Britain.

The debate was hosted under the Octagon at Ely Cathedral and attracted hundreds of people who were invited to participate in a Q&A session following the keynote speeches.

The result of the debate was measured by two ballots amongst the whole audience, the first taken before the opening speeches from the platform and the second at the end of the debate. Both ballots recorded a substantial majority in favour of "Vote IN", with a significant swing to"Vote IN" during the event. (See voting chart below).

Image (L-R) John Shropshire, Stuart Agnew, Michael Watson, William Martin, George Freeman, John May, Nick Clarke.