Election hustings organised by Honiton Senior Voice
As the contest heats up for what is likely to be the closest general election for years, voters in the Honiton area are to have the chance to put the five candidates who are seeking to become the next MP for the Tiverton & Honiton constituency under the spotlight.
Honiton Senior Voice (HSV) – the local branch of Devon Senior Voice, the forum for older people – is holding an Election Hustings event in Honiton that will allow members of the public to put questions to the panel of candidates, and to get answers from each of them.
The publicity officer for HSV, Tony Simpson, said: ‘We wanted to bring the candidates together to give electors, young and old, the chance to hear how the parties would deal with the important issues that matter to people.
‘We act as a voice for older people but we strongly believe that young people must be heard as well as they are our future citizens, so we have been in touch with first-time voters from the college and out and about in the town spreading the word about this event.
‘We would encourage as many people as possible to attend.’
The candidates are: Paul Edwards (Green Party); Stephen Kearney (Liberal Democrat); Caroline Kolek (Labour); Neil Parish (Conservative); and Graham Smith (UKIP). The meeting will be chaired by Roger Trapani, chairman of Seaton Senior Voice.
The Election Hustings will take place on Friday 10 April 2015 at the Beehive, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ with doors opening at 1.30pm for a 2pm start.
Questions should be sent by 8 April by email to email@example.com or by post or hand to the Beehive or the Tourist Information Centre at Lace Walk Car Park, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LT. Questions may also be handed to HSV members outside St Paul’s Church on Honiton’s High Street on Saturday 4 April.
(from a press release)