Cllr John Mills

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UKIP say they are ready to convince Lichfield and Burntwood residents that the country would be better off out of the EU. No date has yet been set for the referendum, but the Electoral Commissioner has now recommended changing the question to be asked after ruling that “should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?” could be seen as biased. The elections watchdog has instead suggested adding “or leave the European Union?” and Prime Minister David Cameron has agreed that the question should be changed.
Cllr John Mills
Cllr John Mills, UKIP’s representative for Fazeley on Lichfield District Council, said the party already had plans in place for a targeted campaign when a referendum is called. “We’re looking for venues in the region for public meetings,” he said. “Then our campaign should start taking off in October or November. “Of course, we still don’t know the date of the referendum so we could be too early, but UKIP have to start at some point otherwise it’s going to be a whitewash for those saying we should stay in the EU.”

Lewis Deakin

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