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Therese Coffey is IN making Suffolk MP remain vote a clean sweep

19:17 22 February 2016

Therese Coffey MP

Therese Coffey MP

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Therese Coffey has revealed her European Union hand declaring she will vote to remain in the June referendum.

The Suffolk Coastal MP’s decision means all of the county’s House of Commons parliamentarians will back David Cameron in his bid to keep Britain in the union.

The deputy leader of the House of Commons was the only MP in Suffolk and north Essex who had not indicated which way she was going to vote after the prime minister lifted collective ministerial responsibility on Saturday morning following his late night deal on Friday with other European Union ministers.

Dr Coffey tweeted this afternoon: “After a lot of consideration and drawing on my previous experience in business, in the EU referendum, I will be voting to remain.”

She is expected to set out a further explanation of her decision later in the week.

While all the Suffolk MPs have said they want to remain, the majority of north Essex MPs will be campaigning to leave.

Witham MP Priti Patel, who attends cabinet, said on Saturday she would be voting to leave alongside Harwich MP Bernard Jenkin, Braintree MP James Cleverly, Colchester MP Will Quince and the UK Independence Party’s only MP Douglas Carswell.

Chelmsford MP Simon Burns will be voting to remain.

5 comments

  • She probably had no choice. She has no connection with the area and so she owes everything to David Cameron, who parachuted her into a safe seat. But it's not democracy when London appoints MPs.

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    Andrew Eastern

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

  • Mark Ling could not agree more none seem to dare have any original opinion, just follow the leader and we know from history where that can lead.

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    saxon

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • I have a distinct mistrust of any political party that seeks to stifle debate, opinion, and fails to respect or present the views of their electorate. Supressing democracy does not make a position right, or wrong. But quashing all dissent or debate within a party is the very reason our country feels divided and powerless. Once more the establishment is putting party before people. I find it hard to believe, and extremely dangerous for democracy, that the every Conservative MP in Suffolk, plus the entire Labour and Lib-Dem parties cannot be seen to hold polarized, passionate and meaningful views on the future of our parliamentary sovereignty or our position in the world. It is a whitewash.

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    Mark Ling

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

  • Sorry Teresa Coffey but cannot see how you would support this utterly corrupt, unelected union

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    saxon

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

  • It would be ironic if by remaining in this corrupt, unaccountable organisation, all our MPs were considered surplus to requirements and made redundant. After all they would have little or no input to the running of our country and an administrative council via the Civil Service could implement the laws made by the EU, saving upward of £50,000000 p.a. although that's a drop in the ocean compared with the £55,000000 per day we pay in!

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    Cynical Sid

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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