University to host Brexit debate

4 April 2016

Guest speakers will be discussing both sides of the argument on 28 April

A public debate on the UK’s future in the European Union (EU) is taking place in Preston.

The Brexit discussion, which will feature academics and a local politician, is being held at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) on Thursday 28 April.

UCLan Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Thomas and Mark Hendrick, MP for Preston, will voice their opinions for the UK to remain in the EU while UCLan’s Phil Whyman, Professor of Economics, and Dr Mark Baimbridge, Senior Economics Lecturer at the University of Bradford, will speak about the benefits of withdrawing and returning to being an independent nation.

The Oxford Union-style debate will be chaired by television journalist Fiona Armstrong, a UCLan Honorary Fellow and Board member. Members of the public will be able to ask questions and will be invited to take part in a show of hands vote.

The free event is taking place in UCLan’s Darwin Lecture Theatre, doors open at 6.30pm and the debate starts at 7pm.

The EU referendum is scheduled to take place on 23 June.