Waveney residents urged to vote in big EU referendum

Boris Johnson visits the Same Cole Food Group in Lowestoft during a visit to the town during the Vot

Boris Johnson visits the Same Cole Food Group in Lowestoft during a visit to the town during the Vote Leave campaign. - Credit: Archant

'Make up your mind about how you want to vote - but do go out and vote, because it is one of the most important decisions the country will make.'

That was the plea from Mark Bee, agent for the Stronger In campaign in Waveney as the district prepares to go to the polls in the national referendum next Thursday.

Although he has been standing out on the street urging people to vote to stay in the EU, Mr Bee encouraged people to read the literature from both sides.

Earlier he has said Labour needed to 'up their game' and work more closely with their traditional political rivals in order to secure victory.

This week he said it was important to 'put politics aside' and work with other parties to try to win.

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However Sonia Barker, Labour opposition group leader on Waveney District Council, said earlier in the campaign that the party is 'more likely to be successful in getting our voters to the polls' if it focuses on targeting its own supporters.

Mrs Barker said: 'You could argue it is Labour voters that will determine which way this will go.

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'By targeting Labour voters through our own campaign, we believe we are more likely to be successful in getting out our voters.'

Martin Parsons, who is working on the Waveney Vote Leave campaign, said at last week's Boris Johnson visit that despite old rivalries, different parties were working together and there was a good feeling on the campaign.

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