Gloucestershire MEP Julie Girling throws support behind David Cameron’s European Union referendum plans
A GLOUCESTERSHIRE politician has thrown her support behind David Cameron’s call for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.
Member of the European Parliament for the south west and Gibraltar Julie Girling (Con) described the Prime Minister’s promise to hold a referendum if the Conservatives win the next general election as “spot on”.
“I think it’s vital we have a referendum and I’m delighted he’s come and said so,” she said.
“I think as the British people we need to have a referendum – I look forward to discussion with the public on it because what we need now is to know what people think.”
Mr Cameron made the promise last week, winning approval from fellow Tories but prompting criticism from Liberal Democrat colleagues.