A debate on the EU referendum at Ely Cathedral saw the In camp win the vote on the night

PUBLISHED: 18:44 17 May 2016

Peter Lilley MP (right) with businessman John Borland

Peter Lilley MP (right) with businessman John Borland


Ely Cathedral was the venue for a second debate on the EU Referendum organised by the Ely Cathedral Business Group last night.

Cllr Coralie GreenCllr Coralie Green

The group’s spring debate in March also saw the issue debated in the cathedral.

There were four speakers for both the In and the Out camps, and the opening arguments were followed by questions and comments from the audience.

Panellists for remain in the EU were: Richard Howitt, MEP East of England; Councillor Coralie Green, East Cambs District Council; Rebecca Hesketh, trainee assistant crop manager at G’s Fresh and Marcus Johnson, CEO and deputy chaiman of NW Brown, Cambridge.

Panellists for leaving were: Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden; John Borland, local businessman; Anna Firth, Sevenoaks district councillors; and Councillor Tom Hunt, East Cambs District Council.

Those in favour of remaining won the telephone vote with about 55 per cent. The In camp also won the p previous debate in March.

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