MP Philip Davies – whose Shipley constituency includes Cullingworth and Denholme – has warned against people being given “dodgy figures” on the EU issue.

He says there must be more debate on whether to leave or remain in the European Union so the public can make an informed decision. Those leading a campaign for Britain to stay in the EU are feeding the public “desperate scaremongering,” he says.

Following debates between Lib Dem leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Mr Davies said in the Commons: “We need regular debates on whether we should stay in or leave the EU.

“The more people hear the debate and the arguments about whether we should be in or out, the more likely they are to conclude that we should be out.”