Stockton South MP's EU debate

The Stockton South MP, James Wharton, is in the spotlight at Westminster today. The Commons will debate his bill to hold a referendum on Britain's future in the European Union.

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Stockton South MP James Wharton has introduced a bill on EU membership Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Stockton South MP James Wharton has introduced a bill to Parliament calling for a referendum on the EU.

But could he have used his chance to introduce a bill to champion something closer to the hearts of people in Stockton?

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  1. Paul Brand - ITV Political Correspondent

Tory benches packed for EU referendum bill

Last night's BBQ in Downing Street clearly did the trick. Not only has David Cameron managed to persuade the vast majority of his MPs to stay in Westminster for today's vote on the EU referendum bill, they've also turned up in high spirits. The Conservative bench is packed out.

When James Wharton first stood to deliver his speech, there were huge cheers with all MPs from his party so far congratulating his bill. Labour and the Lib Dems will abstain from any vote, but a handful have turned up to the chamber. At the moment, they are providing the only voice of opposition.

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