Hundreds attend town’s ‘Brexit’ debate
More than 200 people attended a debate organised to discuss the arguments for and against Brexit – the possible exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
The event, at Stamford Welland Academy, was organised by Stamford Welland Conservatives. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke MP spoke in favour of the motion ‘This house believes that the United Kingdom should stay in the European Union’.
Dominic Cummings, a former special adviser to cabinet minister Michael Gove, had been expected to speak against the motion, but pulled out after his wife gave birth. He was replaced by economist Professor Tim Congdon. A vote taken before the speeches began revealed the majority of those in attendance were undecided on which way to vote in the referendum on Thursday, June 23. A vote at the end of the evening revealed a majority in favour of remaining in the EU, although there were still many people undecided.