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European Union supporters in Stratford at the weekend included, from left, Professor Jeff Kenner, John Cain, John Lander, Ingrid Stevens and Shlinder Lander. Photo: Mark Williamson. (B10/4/12/4)
European Union supporters in Stratford at the weekend included, from left, Professor Jeff Kenner, John Cain, John Lander, Ingrid Stevens and Shlinder Lander. Photo: Mark Williamson. (B10/4/12/4)

“LEAVE Europe? It would ruin my life!”

Those are the words of Ingrid Stevens, from Germany, who was in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday to be with supporters of the Stronger in Europe campaign as they gathered in Rother Street to meet and talk with residents about the benefits of Britain staying in the European Union.

Ingrid is a freelance translator who travels “back and forth” to Europe as part of her business activities.

“I do not deal with America, all of my business is in Europe and has been for nearly ten years; to leave now would ruin my life. The people I know are all for staying in,” Ingrid said.

Prime Minister David Cameron has called the referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union.

It will be held on Thursday, 23rd June.

Last Saturday members of the public, including people from all political persuasions, handed out leaflets and spoke with passers-by about the EU referendum and why Britain should vote to stay in the Union.

“There is cross party support for remaining in the EU,” Labour parliamentary candidate at the 2015 General Election, Professor Jeff Kenner said.

“This event was to raise awareness of the key issues with the public and is the first of a series of regular events to promote the European Union.

“On a local level leaving the Union would affect tourism, business, the theatre, and our ability to get investment in local industry. This is a major issue that ordinary people are interested in regardless of party politics.”

Two events supporting the EU have been staged in Stratford.

Leafleting was carried out at the town’s railway station last Thursday and Saturday’s event, by the American Fountain, was a repeat exercise, in the town’s market square.



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