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Michael Gove receives questions from EDP readers

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On Monday 20 June , Justice Secretary Michael Gove visited Archant's Head Office to give his perspective on the EU referendum debate.

Following on from last week’s visit from Prime Minister, David Cameron - Mr Gove set out his argument for leaving the EU and received questions from an audience of around 30 EDP readers. The debate took place in the Prospect House Newsroom and was also featured on BBC Look East.

As well as coverage in the paper, the debate was streamed live through social platform Periscope and covered online through a live blog. Mr Gove was also interviewed for a Mustard TV news special.

The question and answer sessions have been part of a long running series of activity around the EU referendum. As well as the two high profile Q&A sessions, a major poll was undertaken jointly by the EDP and EADT speaking to more than 1,000 people face-to-face across Norfolk and Suffolk for their views on the referendum.

The project has been led by Archant Group Political Editor, Annabelle Dickson who said:

“This is the third poll that our reporters have undertaken. Speaking to more than 1,000 people face-to-face has given us and our readers a sense of the mood in our town centres, shopping districts and market places.

“We tried to speak to people of a variety of ages and genders, and by conducting the poll during lunchtimes last week we were able to catch weekday workers too.

“Of course, polling is not an exact science as we found out at last year’s general election when few predicted a Conservative majority. The only result that matters is the one that will filter through in the early hours of Friday morning.”

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