People in Hartlepool often feel that British politics has forgotten them and that they don’t have a say. In under seven days polls will open for the EU referendum; in my opinion the most important election in a generation.
The race currently looks very tight and every vote will be important. Regardless of whether they support ‘IN’ or ‘OUT’ this is your readers’ chance to decide the future of the United Kingdom. I hope that they will grasp this chance and come out to vote.
This vote will decide the future course of British history. Too often in this country the big decisions are made by a small political elite; this referendum is finally a chance for overlooked towns like Hartlepool to have a real say.
Jonathan Arnott MEP
UKIP, North East