Parliamentary candidates set for grilling tonight at Hitchin Hustings

Get ready for the Hitchin Hustings tonight.

Get ready for the Hitchin Hustings tonight. - Credit: Archant

It’s the Hitchin Hustings tonight – when the public has a chance to become Jeremy Paxman or Andrew Neil for the night and grill the candidates standing for Parliament in Peter Lilley’s former seat.

The event will take place from 7.30pm at the Hitchin Christian Centre on Bedford Road – and everyone who has had their question selected will be able to the quiz the candidates in person.

The format is each and every candidate has a minute to respond, and there are expected to be around 15 questions, culled from 70 sent in by people.

The occasion comes after hard work by Churches Together in arranging the event which will see the prospective parliamentary candidates set out their policies and values in answering questions from the floor.

There will be a wide range of international, national and local – as well as ones styled as ‘personal moral issues’.


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Conservative Bim Afolami, Labour’s John Hayes, Lib Dem Hugh Annand and the Green’s Richard Cano have all officially confirmed they will attend.

Independent Ray Blake and Christian Peoples Alliance leader Sid Cordle are ‘expected’ too.

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