UKIP councillors at County Hall are set to argue that both the UK and West Sussex economy would be better outside of the EU.
Voters will go to the polls in June to decide whether the country should remain or leave the European Union.
Sandra James, the new UKIP group leader at West Sussex County Council, has submitted a notice of motion asking the authority to back a Brexit.
She argued that the deal struck by Prime Minister David Cameron with European leaders ‘fails to deliver a sustainable and fair welfare and immigration policy for the UK to help the pressure on local public services; does not secure unambiguous sovereignty of decision making for the UK Parliament and public bodies; nor does it remove the unnecessary bureaucracy and interference by the EU with residents, businesses and local authorities, such as West Sussex County Council.’
The motion is set to be debated by county councillors at a meeting at Chichester’s County Hall tomorrow (Friday April 15).
In a briefing note Sean Ruth, acting chief operating officer, provided a number of links to the cases for and against the UK leaving the EU.
He added: “No information is available on the impact of EU membership on county council service demand or procurement arrangements.”
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