Spotlight on the Euro elections in Lewes

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In true Tom Paine style, the Lewes Liberal Democrats have organised an open talk and discussion/questions on the EU on Wednesday, May 14, at 7.30pm at the town’s White Hart Hotel.

It will be led by independent author and writer on European affairs John Palmer.

Daisy Cooper, a Lewes resident and elected member of the Liberal Democrats UK Federal Executive, will be chairing the event.

She said: “With so much spin on the subject of Europe, local people may not realise what’s at stake in this month’s election of British Members to the European Parliament.

“Protecting local jobs and ensuring a British voice on the world stage are just two of the reasons for voting on May 22. For at least 10 reasons, and perhaps many more, local residents – whatever their views – are welcome to come along, share their views and join what we hope will be an informed and lively debate.”

John Palmer is a member of the European Policy Centre. For more than 20 years, he was the Brussels-based European editor of The Guardian. He is an experienced radio and television broadcaster in both English and French. Palmer is the author of three books on European affairs.

Admission to the event is free. All are welcome. For more information and to reserve a seat paste this link into your browser:

Elsewhere, Lewes MP Norman Baker will today (Friday) be meeting the Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, at his East Street offices.

Mr Baker will later be speaking to Current Affairs students at Lewes Old Grammar School.