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James Wharton is only 29-years-old, but he could be about to decide the future of Britain's membership of the EU.
In a stroke of luck, the MP for Stockton South has been given the chance to design a law forcing a referendum on the issue.
Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand was at Westminster for us - watch his full report below.
A North East Conservative MP says he will introduce a Bill that will pave the way for a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.
James Wharton came top in the annual ballot of MPs, allowing him to put forward draft legislation which could become law.
You can watch the lunchtime report from Helen Ford below.
Conservative MP James Wharton, who will be tabling a bill on having an EU referendum after topping a ballot of MPs today, told ITV News that the issue of Europe "needs to be resolved" before the government moves on to "what really matters."
Stockton South MP James Wharton, who today came top of the Private Member’s Bill ballot has announced that he will be taking forward a Bill to legislate for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.
The Stockton South MP James Wharton has come first in the ballot of MPs, allowing him to introduce a Private Members' Bill.
He was one of the 114 rebel Conservative MPs to back an amendment to the Queen's Speech, expressing regret that it did not include legislation on an EU referendum.
Now Mr Wharton will come under pressure from Euro-sceptic colleagues to choose the draft EU Referendum Bill, which was published earlier this week and backed by the party.
If passed, the Bill would commit the country to an in/out referendum on membership of the EU by the end fo 2017.