ELECTION HUSTINGS FOR NEWPORT EAST
Venue: St Julians Baptist Church, Beaufort Road, Newport, NP19 7PZ
Date and time of event: Friday 17th April, 2015; 7:30pm-9:00pm
A General Election Hustings event has been arranged for Newport East, with the intention of giving voters the opportunity to meet the candidates and put their questions to them. The event will be hosted by Owain Phillips, ITV Wales political reporter. The evening will be in a ‘Question Time’ format. At the close of the event the church will serve light refreshments and there will be an opportunity for informal chat.
Admission to this hustings event is free and spaces are unreserved. A similar event was held at the same venue for the previous general election and was extremely well supported. We will attempt to cover as wide a variety of topics as possible on the evening, from local topics, to national and international policies.
At the time of writing there are six candidates for Newport East, all of whom have been invited to take part. So far four of these have confirmed their attendance at the Hustings. The confirmed panelists are Jessica Morden (Labour), Natasha Asghar (Conservative), Paul Halliday (Lib Dem) and David McLean (Green Party). It is hoped that the other candidates will also be able to attend, as this is an important opportunity for them to put forward their position. Should any further candidates come forward they will also be invited.
Hustings organiser Andy Long said, “we are really pleased to be able to offer the constituents of Newport East an opportunity to meet and question their potential future MP. In a time when voter turnouts are very low we want to encourage people to find out more about their candidates so that they can make an informed decision and hopefully use their right to vote”.
Contact details for organizer Andy Long:
Tel: 07801 883420