Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Peter Lilley is to take part in three debates this week in the constituency about Britain’s future In or Out of the EU, two of which will be open to the public.

    Drawing on his experience as the last Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to successfully negotiate a trade agreement and who implemented the Single Market programme, he will spell out “the positives for the UK of being able to negotiate trade agreements with the fast-growing countries of Asia, Africa and South America, which the EU has failed to do.”

    He will debate against Cllr Sandy Walkington (Lib Dem county councillor for St Albans South) at the High Street Methodist Church in Harpenden from 7pm on Thursday 21st April.

    He will take part in a Question Time-style debate with Richard Howitt MEP in the first public event to be held in the newly-refurbished Hitchin Town Hall at 7:30pm on Friday 22nd April. At both events, questions from the audience will be encouraged.

    On Friday morning, Peter will debate against Sir Oliver Heald QC MP at a Biz4Biz event for Herts-based businesses.

    Peter said: “This could be the most important referendum to take place in our lifetime, and it is vital that people are equipped with the full facts so they can make an informed decision on 23rd June. I welcome the opportunity to debate this issue publicly, and urge all who can to attend, so they can hear both sides of the argument and put any questions they have to those debating.”