Morecambe MP joins Tory EU ‘rebels’

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The MP for Morecambe has joined Tory MPs in calling for a referendum on whether to leave the European Union.

David Morris is one of up to 100 ‘rebels’ who signed an amendment to the Queen’s speech that will go before the House of Commons today (May 15).

The amendment expresses “regret” that a bill calling for an ‘in-out’ EU referendum was not included in the Queen’s Speech.

It was tabled by John Baron, Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay.

Mr Morris said: “When the UK joined what was the EC, the purpose of Europe was to create a trading union.

“Unfortunately, the European Union as it is now has evolved into an organisation that has an impact on almost everything, creating far too much red tape. I support an ‘in/out’ referendum and I will be supporting the amendment when it goes before the House on Wednesday.”

Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour party, said the rebellion proved David Cameron had lost control of the Conservative party.

But the Prime Minister accused Labour of lacking a coherent policy on Europe.