Fareham MP hosts debate on EU referendum

From left, Suella Fernandes, Tom Fyfe, Tom Davis, Tina Ellis and Alex Ward at a meeting about the forthcoming EU referendum

From left, Suella Fernandes, Tom Fyfe, Tom Davis, Tina Ellis and Alex Ward at a meeting about the forthcoming EU referendum

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  • Fareham MP hosts debate on EU referendum in Politics in the Pub event
  • Both sides of the argument for Britain remaining in or out of the EU were held
  • It comes as Suella Fernandes announced she is supporting Brexit campaign
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YOUNG people shared their views on the upcoming European Union referendum at a debate held by the Fareham MP.

Suella Fernandes has been holding her monthly under-35s Politics in the Pub event since September and last night’s looked at arguments for and against Britain being in the EU.

I really feel that we have a great opportunity to break out from the interference that we get from the EU.’

Suella Fernandes

As previously reported in The News, Miss Fernandes is backing the Brexit campaign along with Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt.

Portsmouth South MP Flick Drummond and Havant MP will be voting to stay in the EU.

Caroline Dinenage, the Gosport MP, is undecided.

At the informal debate, held at The Red Lion in Fareham, both sides of the debate were heard.

University of Portsmouth student Alex Ward said although he was sitting on the fence, if he had to chose he would back Britain remaining in the EU.

He said: ‘For me, it is the cons of each arrangement rather than the positives. The cons of leaving are far worse than staying in.’

But for Miss Fernandes and fellow out supporter Tom Fyfe, the EU is outdated.

She said: ‘I feel that we have a great opportunity to break out from the 
interference that we get from the EU.’

Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery, who is yet to make public his preferred option, also chaired a discussion on the same subject in Botley last night.

He is holding another event in Horndean on March 18 at Horndean Technology College, at 7.30pm.

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