UKIP leader Nigel Farage to attend EU referendum public meeting in Kettering

Nigel Farage.
Nigel Farage.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage will visit Kettering later this month for a historic cross-party public meeting to discuss the referendum which will decide whether Britain leaves or stays in the EU.

The meeting, which will also be attended by Northamptonshire MPs Peter Bone, Tom Pursglove and Philip Hollobone, will take place at the Kettering Conference Centre in Thurston Drive from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, January 23.

It will also be attended by Labour MP Kate Hoey and will be the first of dozens of large-scale public meetings and constituency-level campaigns being organised across the country by Grassroots Out.

The referendum is likely to be held next year, with most polls showing the British public to be roughly divided about the future of the affiliation with the EU.

Mr Farage said: “(I am) delighted to be taking part in this historic cross party event.

“Only by leaving Westminster and taking the arguments around the country can we convince the British people why they should leave the European Union.”

Many Eurosceptics feel that by staying in the EU, it prevents the UK from having its own borders.

However, those against the exit believe trading goods from Europe will be cheaper if Britain were to retain its membership.

East Midlands UKIP MEP Margot Parker is chairing the meeting.

She said: “I was delighted to be invited to chair this very important meeting.

“It gives us the chance to inform the public all about Brexit and how we would be better off out of the EU.

“The forthcoming referendum offers us a great chance to divorce ourselves from the shackles of the EU and this meeting will give people the information they need about Brexit.”

The event is free to the public with a £1.50 ticket service charge, although tickets must be booked due to the meeting’s expected popularity.

To book your ticket, click here.