I have deliberated long and hard over my decision regarding Europe. I have spoken to some key businesses in Taunton Deane as well as people, the more elderly, farmers and those passionate about the environment. I have also had individual meetings with Michael Gove and David Cameron, both of whom I have a great deal of respect for. There are convincing arguments on both sides and whatever the outcome of the referendum I shall play my part in doing the best, not just for Taunton Deane, but also for the nation. This is after all an individual vote. It was a manifesto promise (no other party offered this) and people are now getting this opportunity to have their say.