Heacham churches set for EU referendum debate

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With just over two weeks to go until polling day, campaigners on both sides of the EU referendum divide will be setting out their arguments during a debate tonight.

The Lynn News has teamed up with the churches in Heacham to stage the debate, which will take place in the village’s St Mary’s Church at 7pm.

Labour general election candidate Jo Rust will be speaking on behalf of the Remain campaign, alongside Robert Colwell, lead volunteer for the StrongerIN campaign in West Norfolk.

Opposing them for the Leave campaign are the leader of the UKIP group on Norfolk County Council, Toby Coke, and Matthew Hannay, the North West Norfolk constituency co-ordinator for the Vote Leave campaign.

The debate will be jointly chaired by Rev Veronica Wilson, the vicar of St Mary’s, and Rev Steve Oliver, the village’s Methodist minister.

Today is also the deadline for people to register to vote in the referendum on June 23.

People who wish to vote by post in the ballot must submit their applications to do so by 5pm tomorrow.

Applications for proxy votes can be made until 5pm next Wednesday, June 15.