EU debate at St Edmundsbury Cathedral is cancelled

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds ANL-150513-161035001
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds ANL-150513-161035001
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A debate on Britain’s future in the European Union, which was due to take place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral ahead of Thursday’s important EU referendum, has now been cancelled.

An array of speakers from a variety of backgrounds had been due to give their views on the debate but so few tickets were sold to the event on Tuesday (June 21) that organisers have been forced to cancel it.

Tickets were priced at £5 for adults and £2 for students.

Those due to speak included local Green Party councillor Mark Eriera-Guyer on the environment, landowner and businessman Geoffrey Probert on the rural economy and local Muslim leader Mohamed Ismail about Muslim communities.

Alaric Pugh, St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s cabinet member for planning and growth, was to discuss commercial development, Stephen Dunn, chief executive of West Suffolk NHS Trust, was to represent the NHS and Lisa Grove, CEO of Focus 12, was to speak on behalf of the voluntary sector, charities and philanthropy.