Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie supports EU referendum

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Andrew Tyrie, MP for Chichester has spoken out in support of the European Union referendum bill in the house of commons.

A referendum on whether Britain should remain a member of the European Union came a step closer when Conservative MPs united to vote in favour of the a public vote in 2017.

Speaking in the commons, Mr Tyrie said: “Does my honourable friend agree that one of the most important reasons for the bill has already been mentioned that a whole generation has not had a chance to have a say?

“But there is a second reason, which is that the EU is a fundamentally different creature from the one on which we voted in 1975, and it is on that issue that the country must have a say.”

For the full story see Thursday’s Observer (July, 10).