Lincolnshire councillors back Prime Minister’s EU referendum promise

Lincolnshire’s conservative County councillors have welcomed the statement by the Prime Minister over a referendum on the country’s future in the EU.

Mr Cameron promised to give the British people an ‘in or out’ referendum by 2017 if the Conservative Party wins the election in 2015.

The Conservative-led Lincolnshire County Council passed a motion in December for council leader Martin Hill to write to Prime Minister David Cameron over the matter.

Cllr Martin Hill, Council Leader said “This is very much in line with what we have been calling for and a positive response to my letter which was sent following the council debate about the EU in December.

“We believe that it is time that the public were allowed a say about our future EU membership and the seemingly endless pressure for further integration.

“There are benefits to our membership but also many issues particularly the large influx of migrants into our county which is a cause of concern for many residents.

“We look forward to a constructive debate.”