If you are not sure who to vote for in next month’s local elections, or would like to hear more from your local candidates and put questions to them ahead of the vote, a hustings event is taking place on Tuesday 17 April. It will give you the perfect opportunity to see what they have to say about the key issues in your area and what they would do about them if they are elected.
Chaired by BBC Home News Editor, Mark Easton, the event will be attended by the leaders of the main political groups at Southampton City Council. They will be debating the key topics affecting your area, including housing, transport, local business and health and social care.
Hosted by local housing association Radian, the hustings is a public gathering where all of the candidates looking to secure your vote form a panel to answer your questions. Come along to City Life Church, 286 Burgess Road, Southampton, at 7pm to take part and listen to the debate.
Confirmed attendees include:
• Councillor Simon Letts (Labour), Leader of the City Council
• Councillor Jeremy Moulton (Conservative), Opposition Group Leader at the City Council
• Councillor Warwick Payne (Labour), Cabinet member for Housing
• Bob Painton, Conservative candidate for Swaythling
• Lorna Fielker, Labour candidate for Swaythling
Invitations have also been extended to candidates from all other major parties, including Paul Clarke from the Liberal Democrats, Angela Cotton from The Green Party and Keith Morrell from the Independent Party.
The event is free to attend and if you would like to get involved, you can join in on Twitter before, during and after the event using #SotonHustings and following @radiangroup.