Martin Horwood and James Wharton
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EU Referendum bill: Martin Horwood and James Wharton

Conservative MP James Wharton said his bill was the "best chance of delivering a referendum" on Britain's membership of the EU.

MPs have tabled a series of amendments to the bill, including one asking whether residents of Gibraltar and prisoners should be able to vote in a referendum, and another by Tory backbencher Adam Afriyie calling for a vote to be held before 2015.

Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood said his party was "not afraid of a referendum" as the pair spoke to Andrew Neil on BBC2's Daily Politics.

Mr Wharton's bid for a referendum by 2017 is backed by David Cameron, but opposed by his deputy Nick Clegg and opposition leader Ed Miliband.

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