7th Dec, 2016

MEP fields questions on EU at Evesham Town Hall

Evesham Editorial 5th Jun, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A WEST MIDLANDS MEP visited 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 held a public meeting at Evesham Town Hall on Thursday (May 26)

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

After a short talk, Vale residents were invited to ask questions of Mr Dalton who remained neutral throughout the debate and didn’t promote either the remain or leave arguments.

The debate saw a range of issues including immigration, the benefits and drawbacks of a vote either way and our future relationship with Europe should the country vote to leave.

One of the major talking points of the evening was the possible entry of Turkey into the EU and the impact of further expansion on jobs for young people in areas such as the Vale.

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Dalton said: “It was a great and lively event with a wide range of passionate views expressed.

“Towns like Evesham in the heart of England will decide the result of the EU referendum, and the debate reflected that, providing a microcosm of the national conversation as we approach the vote on June 23.”