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Bolsover MP to vote for Brexit

Dennis Skinner Credit: PA

It is being reported that Dennis Skinner, MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire, will vote to leave the European Union in the upcoming referendum in two weeks time.

The veteran Labour MP had previously kept quiet over his decision.

In the past 24 hours, several Midlands MP's have had a change of heart on which way they are going to vote.

Reports Birmingham MP to quit EU Leave campaign

Khalid Mahmood Labour MP Birmingham Perry Bar Credit: PA

It is being reported in national newspapers that Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood is to announce he is joining the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union.

He had previously backed the campaign to Leave and is expected to confirm the decision later today.

Mr Mahmood is reportedly going to blame the 'racist' undertones of the Brexit campaign for his decision.

There is now just two weeks to go until the EU referendum.

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Labour MP John Mann says he will vote to leave EU

Labour MP John Mann has said he will be voting to leave the EU. Credit: Nick Ansell / PA Archive

Labour MP John Mann has said he will be voting against the stance of his leader Jeremy Corbyn to leave the European Union.

In an open letter in The Sun, Mr Mann said he believed the EU was "fundamentally broken".

He added that it was "not sustainable to have 300,000 new people added to the population every year".

The MP for Bassetlaw claimed immigration had "created two kinds of people in this country: the people who gain from this and the people who lose out."

The reason I’ve concluded that we have to come out is it’s impossible to change the EU from the inside.

David Cameron couldn’t even get agreement on child benefit being stopped for people here with children abroad. Even something as absurd as that cannot be changed because EU structures won’t allow it.

People want control over their own lives. They don’t want people at a distance controlling their lives anymore.

– John Mann MP


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'Register to vote' site survives last-minute EU vote flurry

The deadline to vote in the EU referendum was extended by emergency legislation. Credit: Reuters

The government's 'Register to vote' website was fully operational as the deadline to take part in the June 23 EU referendum passed at midnight on Thursday.

According to a live monitoring site there was a flurry of activity on the registration service webpage in the minutes before midnight.

The monitor showed there were just under 5,000 people using the service at 11.55pm and more than 3,000 still on the site after the deadline had passed.

This week emergency legislation allowing registration to continue until midnight on Thursday was passed by both the Commons and the Lords without a vote.

The measure to extend was rushed through after the registration website crashed hours before the original deadline of midnight on Tuesday, leaving thousands of people unable to submit their applications.

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Will EU Referendum affect security in the East Midlands?

It's just over two weeks until we go to the polls to decide if we'll leave or remain in the European Union.

As we build up to polling day here on ITV News Central, we're focusing on the key issues which could help to swing the vote.

Here Chris Halpin has been looking at what's at stake in terms of defence, fighting terrorism and policing in the East Midlands.

How to get involved in two special live programmes on the EU Referendum

Next month ITV will be broadcasting two special live programmes on the EU Referendum.

If you want to be in the audience or have a question you want answered, then here's Julie Etchingham with details of how to get involved.

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Business Secretary refuses to discuss stance on EU

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has refused to speak about his decision to vote for Britain to remain within the EU.

Earlier this week, Mr Javid wrote an editorial for the Daily Mail claiming that while he would not vote for Britain to join the EU, with a "heavy heart" he would be voting 'in' come the referendum in June.

After meeting with businesses earlier today, the Bromsgrove MP brushed off further questions from reporters, before being ushered away by his aides.

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