A top MP is joining the European Union referendum debate in Huddersfield tonight.

David Lammy, the Tottenham Labour MP and former Minister of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills will speak at St George’s Square from 6pm to discuss why he believes people should vote to stay in the EU on June 23.

And Barry Sheerman, Huddersfield’s MP, hopes that young people especially will come to hear Mr Lammy, who has worked extensively with young people throughout his political career, including in the aftermath of the London riots in 2011.

He comes just one week after Labour’s In For Britain bus rolled into the square with the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson MP.

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Talking about Mr Lammy’s visit, Mr Sheerman said: “He’s got a very different take on why he believes we should stay in the EU.

“He really speaks to young people so I hope lots come down to talk with him.

“I want to get different speakers from different backgrounds to Huddersfield to speak on the referendum.”

On his website, Mr Lammy cited workers’ rights, trade, counteracting terrorism and co-operation as reasons why he wants the UK to stay in.