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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Polling stations open as local political leaders reveal how they will vote in today's EU referendum

Polling stations open as local political leaders reveal how they will vote in today's EU referendum
Polling stations open as local political leaders reveal how they will vote in today's EU referendum

Polling stations open as local political leaders reveal how they will vote in today's EU referendum

BRADFORD voters will play their part in Britain’s EU referendum today with record numbers expected at polling stations across the district.
So how will local political leaders vote, free to choose without having to toe party lines?
Bradford Council leader Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe (Lab, Windhill and Wrose) said: “I’ve already voted by post and I’ve voted Remain.
“For me it’s all about the economy and opportunity.
“Nearly a quarter of our population are under 16 and it’s important to me that they have the same opportunities I had growing up in Bradford.”
Councillor Simon Cooke (Con, Bingley Rural), leader of the Conservative group on Bradford Council, said: “I’m voting to leave the EU for one simple reason - democracy.
“Right now we can’t kick out the EU’s government.
“We can change our councillor. We can change our MP.
“But we can’t change the European Commission.”
Liberal Democrat leader on Bradford Council, Councillor Jeanette Sunderland (Idle andThackley) is voting In:
“I’m doing what’s best for my grandchildren.
“We have enjoyed peace and security for 60 years.


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