Straw poll has Lincoln residents at loggerheads over EU referendum

Over 800 people took part in a straw poll on The Lincolnite in just one day to air their views on the upcoming EU referendum.

People across the county will vote on whether they think the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave on Tuesday, June 23.

A poll hosted by The Lincolnite saw over 800 people place their indicative vote, with 53% joining the ‘Brexit’ camp and 40% stating they will vote to stay in the EU.

Some 6% of people who took part in the poll stated that they were undecided following Prime Minister David Cameron’s referendum announcement at the weekend.

You can still cast your vote here:

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Politicians, leaders and Lincolnshire residents have been giving their views on the current European Union Deal and the impact the UK’s potential exit from the EU will have on the county.

Some residents have clashed over the EU debate on social media:

Comment by reader Stefan Fota.

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Conservative Member of Parliament for Lincoln Karl McCartney has stated he will be voting to leave the EU amid “disappointment generated by the lack of changes generated in the current European Union Deal”.

He will be joined by fellow Conservative Lincolnshire MPs Sir Edward Leigh (Gainsborough), Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham), and John Hayes (South Holland and the Deepings).

Others, including Tory Lincolnshire MPs Victoria Atkins (Louth and Horncastle), Nick Boles (Grantham and Stamford), and Matt Warman (Boston and Skegness) will be voting to stay.