REPORT ON EUROPEAN MOVEMENT MEETING
The recently revived Hampshire branch of European Movement held its first meeting at The Castle on Friday evening (16th January). Winchester City Councillor Robert Johnston opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and introducing the speaker, Cllr Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council and a Vice President of the Branch.
Cllr Perry, began by talking about Winchester's long history
of European involvement. Among the examples he quoted was King Canute who was
from Denmark and whose remains lie in the Cathedral, the first of a long line
of British monarchs originally born and raised in Europe.
Turning to Hampshire's ties to Europe he referred to the
County Council's membership of the Assembly of European Regions as an example
of Hampshire being an outward, forward thinking authority willing to forge
links and learn from the experience of our continental neighbours. Every year
the Council is able to benefit from the receipt of several million pounds of EU
Cllr Johnston thanked Roy and said he was delighted to see such a large turn out for the first meeting.
The next meeting will be held on the 12th February in Eastleigh and the speaker will be Laura Sandys MP who was recently elected as the new Chairman of the European Movement nationally. Those interested in attending should contact the Branch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org The web site for the European Movement can be found at www.euromove.org.uk
Issued: Monday 19.01.2015
Notes to Editors.
The European Movement is a grass-roots, cross-party organisation that aims to inform and educate the public about the benefits of Britain remaining in the European Union.
The Hampshire Branch of the European Movement was revived at an AGM in Novemebr 2014 when Clly Robert Johnston was elected as the new Chairman.
The Hampshire Branch has recently experienced a rapid growth in members and supporters as the possibility of a future referendum on Britain’s membership has increased.
For further details please contact:-
Chairman: Robert Johnston email@example.com 01962 620610 or 07836 768460
Events Organiser: Mike Biden firstname.lastname@example.org 01962 861350 or 07876 656954
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