Bexhill and Battle MP kicks off EU referendum debates across constituency

The debate held at Peasmarsh Memorial Hall
The debate held at Peasmarsh Memorial Hall

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, launched the first of his eight EU Referendum debates across the constituency on Saturday (June 4).

Residents filled Peasmarsh Memorial Hall to capacity to hear both sides of the arguments from speakers John Petley and Zai Koder, ask questions, and share their views.

The debates, being held over the next fortnight in Bexhill, Battle, Heathfield, Herstmonceux, Peasmarsh, Pevensey, Sedlescombe and Ticehurst will feature speakers from ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ who will be attempting to persuade the audience to follow their lead.

The format provides an opportunity for people to have their say, as well as an introduction from the MP as to what a reformed EU would look like if Britain votes to remain and what the process of withdrawal would be if Britain votes to leave.

Mr Merriman said: “Our first debate in Peasmarsh brought out the best in public debate. I was struck by the numbers in the audience who were still to make their mind up. It was interesting to hear the speakers, and the audience, pitching for their votes. I hope these debates will give constituents the chance to hear both sides of the argument. My aim is to help people come to a conclusion with their vote, not tell people how to vote.”

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