IT'S the question which has been on the lips of many up and down the country since the weekend; Should I vote to stay in or leave the European Union?

The UK will go to the polls on June 23 to decide what the future holds. So which way are our Herefordshire MPs, and those who border the county, going to vote?

Well Bill Wiggin, the Conservative MP for north Herefordshire, has told the Hereford Times this week he will vote to leave.

In a column which appeared in this paper last week, Mr Wiggin said sovereignty issues which he has long been concerned about will remain abroad.

"With regard to future powers, the draft agreement makes it clear that even if a clear majority of British MPs voted against a damaging new EU law it would still come into force unless politicians in over half of the other national parliaments of the EU could be persuaded to agree with them within just 12 weeks," he said.

"On immigration too the draft deal is disappointing, with a proposed 'emergency brake' that we will not be able to control - it could only be triggered by the Council of Ministers on a proposal from the European Commission."

However, his Conservative colleague, Hereford and south Herefordshire MP Jesse Norman, has not revealed which way he will vote.

Instead, he has said he will "hold the ring" for his constituents and pose questions to help provide the facts to enable residents to decide for themselves.

"Some of my colleagues in Parliament have thrown in their lot with one camp or the other, in or out, and others will doubtless follow them," he said.

"My own approach, however, will be slightly different. I make no bones about it; I have been very concerned over the years about the lack of legitimacy of many EU decisions; about the often disastrous effects of the Common Agricultural Policy, both here and in its effects on developing countries; and, more recently, at the failure of the Schengen countries to control their borders.

"But I also have concerns the other way: in particular, that we would lose a great deal of influence, within Europe and globally, and that the migrant situation might get worse, not better, if we left."

Chris Davies, the Conservative MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, which covers Hay-on-Wye, has also said he will be voting to leave the EU.

Elsewhere, West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has said she will vote to stay in the EU, with Ludlow MP Philip Dunne indicating he will go the same way.