Holbeach Hurn farmer and economics student join ‘remain’ call

Mark Tinsley of P.C. Tinsley Ltd, Holbeach Hurn.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Mark Tinsley of P.C. Tinsley Ltd, Holbeach Hurn. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Voices from different generations and stages in life have come together in support of the UK’s continued membership of the European Union.

Mark Tinsley, director of P.C. Tinsley Ltd in Holbeach Hurn and board member of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, described himself as a “staunch remainer” and added that a vote to leave the EU could lead to a “shattered economy” for the UK.

“At a national level, I believe that a united Europe is our best defence against the rise of nationalism which has historically led to conflict,” Mr Tinsley said.

“Also at a national level, the business advantage of free access to the EU market and the inward investment into the UK as a result of that access are very persuasive.”

Mr Tinsley’s views were echoed by Spalding-born economics student Dan Wilshire, who was Green Party parliamentary candidate for South Holland and the Deepings at last year’s general election.

Dan said: “This isn’t a vote about the past, nor is it about the present, it is a vote that safeguards our future.

South Holland and the Deepings parliamentary candidate in the 2015 general election Dan Wilshire (Green Party).

South Holland and the Deepings parliamentary candidate in the 2015 general election Dan Wilshire (Green Party).

“Being part of the EU just makes sense to me as we are taught from an early age that working as part of a team is an important part of life.

“We should work with each other to solve our problems and, to me, the EU is a beacon of hope in a dark and gloomy world.”

This isn’t a vote about the past, nor is it about the present, it is a vote that safeguards our future

Dan Wilshire, Green Party parliamentary candidate for South Holland and the Deepings at 2015 general election