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HAMPSHIRE’S education leader will visit a school in Southsea to discuss an issue that dominated his former role as a member of European Parliament – Britain’s role in the EU.

Cllr Roy Perry, currently deputy leader and lead member for children’s services, will give his talk at St John’s College tomorrow evening.

The former MEP for Wight and Hampshire South, from 1994 to 2004, who was a member of the education committee of the European Parliament, will be hosted by the school’s Politics Society.

Dr Graham Goodlad, politics teacher at St John’s, said: ‘Roy’s pro-Britain’s membership of the European Union perspective will no doubt offer some balance to the very stimulating and well attended address by Nigel Farage (UKIP leader) earlier in the year.’

Since its establishment in 1977, the politics society has welcomed politicians from Lady Thatcher to Nick Clegg.

This event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the school’s auditorium from 7.30pm.