October 1st, 2016

MEP to answer voters questions in EU debate

MEP to answer voters questions in EU debate MEP to answer voters questions in EU debate

A WEST MIDLANDS MEP is set to visit the Vale in a bid to answer voters questions about the EU ahead of the referendum on June 23.

Daniel Dalton, one of three Conservative MEPs for the West Midlands will be at Evesham Town Hall on Thursday (May 26) for a public meeting.

The evening will be chaired by Observer editor Rob George and will see Mr Dalton talk about his work as an MEP and about the European Union.

After a short talk, Vale residents will be invited to ask questions of Mr Dalton who will remain neutral throughout the debate and will not promote either the remain or leave arguments.

“Many people have contacted me to say that they don’t have enough information about the referendum and about the EU,” he told The Observer.

“This event is therefore designed first and foremost to be an information event and to try to give people more information about the EU.

“It is not intended to try to sell one side of the argument over the other,” he added.

The MEP hopes his whistle-stop tour around the West Midlands will ensure voters will be able to cast their vote following an informed debate.

“I see my primary job as an MEP as representing the West Midlands region in Europe, championing West Midlands businesses, and making sure the region’s voice is heard in the institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg,” he said.

“A main part of my day job as an MEP is working on the European Parliament’s committees, the central policy organs which scrutinise and re-shape legislation produced by the European Commission, and make suggestions for new legislation,” Mr Dalton added.

Admission to the event, which begins at 6.30pm is free and the evening is open to residents from Evesham, Pershore and further afield.

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