ED Miliband, leader of the Labour party, has said a referendum on whether the UK remains in the European Union is unlikely if the party wins the next election.
It comes as Prime Minister, David Cameron, has guaranteed voters a chance to say if they want to be in the EU by 2017 if the Conservatives get in power.
The Citizen took to the streets of Gloucester to see if people in the city wanted to have a vote on the subject. Here's what they said:
Tracey Davis, 44, from Barnwood:
I think we should have a vote on it because everyone should be given a chance to express their views.
If there were a vote, I think I would opt out. I think Europe is an issue I would consider when the next election comes up.
I think by having a vote, regardless of the outcome, you get people on board and that is what politicians want.
Louise Keevil, 28, from Longlevens:
I do think we should have a vote, because it gives us the option.
Personally I think we should remain in the European Union. I know there is a lot of things that seem like they go over the top on, but it is good to have standardisation across Europe and it is good for the economy.
Charles Ryan, 58, from Linden:
I think we should have a vote, but I also think we should remain in the EU.
We get a lot of benefits commercially from being a member.
We don’t want to isolate ourselves as a country.
There are also a lot of problems in other countries and I think sticking in the EU would help solve some of them.
Brian Henry from Highnam:
I don’t think we should have a vote on it and I I am even more convinced we should stay in.
I support the EU because of the market, the trading, the health standards and the laws that have passed that have helped this country. I believe that we belong in the EU.
Here are the main parties’ stance on our status in the EU and its promises on future votes, if elected:
UKIP: Promises an immediate referendum on whether the UK should be in or out of the EU
Conservatives: They have pledged to renegotiate terms of the UK’s membership with a referendum on being in the EU by 2017.
Labour: It will only hold a referendum on whether or not the UK should be in Europe if there is a proposed transfer of more powers from London to Brussels.
Lib Dems: They believe a referendum will be needed to approve any further significant transfer of powers from London to Brussels.