EU referendum in the Anglia region

Britain went to the polls on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide whether to remain in or leave the European Union.

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Culture Sec accepts Morgan's £1,000 bet on PM's future

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has bet £1,000 that David Cameron will remain Prime Minister even if the British people go against his wishes in June's referendum and vote for Britain to exit the EU.

Mr Whittingdale, one of six ministers to declare for the Brexit campaign, denied his leader's position would be untenable if he was defeated on the issue.

He accepted the bet for charity with presenter Piers Morgan on ITV's Good Morning Britain:

Morgan later confirmed the wager on Twitter:

Boris suspends Leave campaign in the East after MP shooting

Boris Johnson MP in Cromer, Norfolk, where he is campaigning on behalf of the Vote Leave EU campaign. Credit: PA

Boris Johnson has suspended his battle bus campaign across the East, after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot in her West Yorkshire constituency.

Boris Johnson had been drumming up support in Norfolk and Suffolk for the campaign to leave the EU.

"Just heard the absolutely horrific news about the attack on Jo Cox MP. My thoughts are with Jo and her family."

– Boris Johnson

The former London Mayor was due to visit Ipswich this afternoon, after spending the day on the Vote Leave battle bus in Lowestoft, Cromer and Norwich.

The official campaign for Britain to remain in the EU has also suspended all activity for the day following the shooting.



Referendum campaign lands at Stansted as 450 new jobs announced

Political rivals joins forces at Stansted airport in Essex to campaign for the UK to stay in the EU.

The Chancellor George Osborne has been in Essex claiming that leaving the EU would be a one way ticket to a poorer Britain.

He spoke alongside political opponents Labour's Ed Balls and Vince Cable from the Liberal Democrats as the Remain campaign staged an event at Stansted Airport.

They warned that Brexit could mean an end to cheap flights and threaten investment such as the new Ryanair training centre which will create 450 jobs.

The launch of the Vote Leave campaign in Peterborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Vote Leave campaign pointed out that the Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary said only a few months ago that Brexit would not cause fares to rise.

The Stansted announcement comes after more than 300 business leaders urged Britain to vote to leave the European Union, warning that the country's competitiveness is being undermined by its membership.

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, they argued that businesses will be "free to grow faster, expand into new markets and create more jobs" if they are unconstrained by EU rules.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Prime Minister in Suffolk warning of 100 days to secure Britain's future in EU

David Cameron has made his second visit to Suffolk within a fortnight to press for Britain to remain in the EU. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is in the Suffolk port town of Felixstowe warning that Britain has "100 days to secure our future" as he ramps up his drive for a "remain" vote in the EU referendum.

Mr Cameron urged the public to "play your part" in the poll on June 23.

It's the Prime Minister's second visit to Suffolk within a fortnight on the referendum campaign trail. He was in Ipswich at the end of February

"In a hundred days you'll have your say - whether Britain remains in a reformed Europe enjoying all the benefits that brings, like lower prices in the shops, more jobs and safer streets or whether those benefits are put at risk by leaving.

"We have a hundred days left to secure our future. It is a decision that will affect your future, your family's future and the lives of everyone in our country."

– David Cameron
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