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Anderson calls for EU parliament sitting to be rescheduled for referendum

24 May, 2016 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called for a planned sitting of the parliament, which coincides with next month's EU referendum, to be rescheduled. 

Ms Anderson said; 

"As members of the European Parliament we have an important role to play in this referendum in assisting and informing the electorate throughout the campaign. 

"We have a responsibility to vote on polling day and work to encourage others to do the same. 

"However, the European Parliament is due to sit for the second day of the June plenary on the day of the referendum, with votes planned for the morning and afternoon. 

"I have now written to the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, asking for the schedule to be changed to allow the votes to take place on Wednesday. 

"This would allow MEPs from Scotland, England Wales and Ireland to take part in the session and also play a full part in this hugely important referendum."

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