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MPs To Debate the EU Referendum in Guildford Tomorrow

Published on: 19 May, 2016
Updated on: 19 May, 2016

EU&UK FlagsTomorrow, Friday May 20, the EU referendum will be debated at the University of Surrey by politicians of national standing.

Douglas Carswell, the well known sole Ukip MP, and government minister Anna Soubry, a frequent panel member on BBC’s Question Time, will be speaking.

Anna Soubry, MP, Conservative government minister

Anna Soubry MP, Conservative government minister

Although not open to the public the debate is to be webcast between 19:00-21:00. There will be live-stream coverage available via the Student Union’s website and via Facebook on

Guildford’s MP, Anne Milton, has organised the debate, one of a series, in collaboration with the University of Surrey Students’ Union

There will be a chance for students and staff to hear from a panel of speakers from each side of the debate, and the audience will be invited to ask questions.

Douglas Carswell MP Ukip

Douglas Carswell MP, Ukip

Ms Milton will chair the evening event with the following speakers representing both sides:

  • Douglas Carswell MP, Member of Parliament for Clacton
  • The Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP, Member of Parliament for Broxtowe and Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise
  • Lucy Barnes, 2nd Year LLB Law Student
  • Ricardo Bonder Teixeira Mendes, 1st Year Politics Student

Anne Milton said today: “For all of those who can, please do watch this debate online. I hope it will help you become properly informed on the very important voting decision with which we are all faced.

Anne Milton MP

Anne Milton, Guildford’s MP

“Both Douglas Carswell, the only Ukip MP, and Minister of State Anna Soubry are front and centre on the leave and remain campaigns. We are very lucky they have agreed to come to Surrey.”

Following the debates that took place in Cranleigh last week, Ms Milton is organising further debates to take taking place in Guildford. Announcements about those are expected next week.

The EU referendum will be held June 23.

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