University to host General Election hustings

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Date: 29th Nov 2019

Wycombe’s parliamentary candidates will go head-to-head in front of the electorate in a Bucks Free Press hustings event at Buckinghamshire New University on Tuesday 3 December.The Gateway

Bucks New University will play host to the hustings for Wycombe candidates in its Gateway Lecture Theatre from 7pm-9pm and everyone is invited to go along to hear what they have to say on the issues that are important to voters.

The event will be covered live in a minute-by-minute blog on the Bucks Free Press website.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Braisby said: “We are pleased to host this hustings in our award-winning Gateway building and look forward to welcoming members of the community, as well as our students and staff, to hear from their Parliamentary candidates.

“We encourage our students to register to vote, and to participate actively in the political process. The hustings represents an excellent opportunity for them to hear from those standing from the various political parties.”

It will be hosted by former Bucks Free Press editor Steve Cohen.

Bucks Free Press group editor Andrew Colley said: “We are delighted to be hosting some more successful hustings events similar to those we hosted ahead of the 2017 General Election.

“The Bucks Free Press has been at the heart of the community for more than 160 years and has been helping to shape political coverage ever since the first edition came off the presses.

“We are committed to holding politicians to account and we are expecting to grill all the hopeful candidates on the issues that are important to our residents - from the environment to the NHS - and of course, Brexit.

“We would love to see as many people there as possible.”

The Wycombe candidates are:

  • Conservative - Steve Baker
  • Labour - Khalil Ahmed
  • Lib Dems - Toni Brodelle
  • Green Party - Peter Sims
  • Wycombe Independents - Julia Wassell
  • UKIP Make Brexit Happen - Vijay Srao
  • Independent - Edmund Gemmell

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