Hertsmere MP gives thoughts on EU referendum

PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 March 2016

Oliver Dowden

Oliver Dowden

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Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden said at this stage he plans to vote to remain in the European Union in June.

He said: “I’ve always believed that the British people should be able to have their own say on Europe. That’s why I campaigned for a referendum, why I voted for it in Parliament and am very proud that we have delivered it.

“On most other issues, I am sent by you to Westminster to vote on decisions on your behalf. On this issue, you each get to vote individually – my vote will be one of thousands that will be cast across Potters Bar.

“This is a very difficult and complex decision about what is in the best interests of our country. There are strong arguments on both sides. That’s why I will be organising a debate locally so we can properly consider the arguments.

“Personally, I remain deeply sceptical about the EU. I have reluctantly accepted the Prime Minister’s argument that we should remain at this stage. And now the choice is yours.”

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