Town set to host general election hustings event

PUBLISHED: 09:05 01 June 2017

General Election 2017

General Election 2017

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Voters in the Huntingdon constituency will be given the chance to quiz candidates for the upcoming general election at a hustings taking place tonight (Thursday).

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, in St Neots, is hosting four of the five candidates hoping to win the seat, including Dr Nik Johnson (Labour), Rod Cantrill (Liberal Democrat), Tom Maclennan (Green) and Paul Bullen (UKIP).

Organisers say that Conservative candidate Jonathan Djanogly is unable to attend.

The event is free and will begin at 7pm for anyone interested in attending.

Councillor Christine Green, who is organising the hustings, said: “I am trying to boost interest in voting because there is so much apathy at the moment and I am hoping the hustings will encourage people to come along and find out more about their candidates.

“I don’t know when an event like this was last held in St Neots but I have been told by lots of people that is has been a long time so I’m hoping a lot of people will come down.”

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