Lichfield MP says he hopes a debate on Britain’s future membership of the EU in Lichfield Cathedral will help local residents make a more informed decision.
The event on June 3 will come ahead of the EU referendum. It will see Stoke-on-Trent MP Tristram Hunt and local Liberal Democrat councillor Paul Ray argue the case for remaining part of the European Union, while Michael Fabricant MP and economist Mike Horridge will put the case forward for voting out.
“Much has been published by the Government and other ‘Remain’ campaigners all warning of dire consequences if we leave the EU,” said Mr Fabricant. “The truth is that there are few ‘facts’ available when it comes to the future, but this debate will provide the opportunity for the audience to find out more and make their own judgement.
“After we have all spoken, the audience in the cathedral will be able to put questions.
“No-one can predict the future with regard to what might happen if we remain or leave the EU, but I can predict it will be an informative and fun debate.”
The event – chaired by the Dean of Lichfield – starts at 7.30pm on June 3.