New arrangements for local Conservatives' debate on Britain's EU membership
Although entry is free - it is a ticketed event. Applications for tickets should be madxe to Mrs C. Gordon, Parliament Piece, Ramsbury, SN8 2QH. If anyone needs further information they are asked to telephone 01672 521250. As of March 1 there are only a few tickets left.
With the Europe referendum campaign well under way, Claire Perry MP and Tim Eliot-Cohen, the Chairman of Aldbourne and Ramsbury Conservative Association, are inviting people to a debate between two senior Conservatives in Marlborough College's Memorial Hall on Thursday, April 28 at 7.30pm.
Debating issues surrounding the European Referendum will be Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (a long-standing Brexit champion) and Laura Sandys (an ex-Conservative MP and Chair of the European Movement UK.)
Under newly announced arrangements, the tickets are free - but donations can be made. Half of any donations made will go to support the Rambsury pre-school.
The debate is being sponsored by Rathbone Investment Management.
Claire Perry has said that she will be voting for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the EU: "After assessing the deal that the Prime Minister secured for Great Britain, I decided that I will vote to remain in the European Union on June 23.”
"This is because I believe our economy will be stronger as part of the single market, that our country will be safer if we work with other European nations to fight crime and terrorism and also because this deal shows that, with a determined national leader, we can drive European reform in a way that benefits British interests."
Mrs Perry added that she "...will be doing all I can to ensure my constituents get the information they need to best reach a decision."
After the Prime Minister's address to the House of Commons on his deal with the EU, Mrs Perry was interviewed for BBC TV Points West. She emphasised again the need for Britain to have its own terms of membership: "We will now have the ability to reform from the inside...the EU will change over the years...The deal shows we can carve out a special position for Britain."