General election candidates in “Key marginal” Warrington South to go head-to-head in “Local to Global” question time

hustings poster screenshotAll six General Election hopefuls for key marginal seat Warrington South will go head-to-head this March 26th at 7pm in a public “Local to Global” question time event. Free and open to all, the event at the Friends Meeting House, Buttermarket Street in the town centre, will put questions to the candidates direct from the audience on a wide range of local-to-global topics relating to the environment and global and social justice.

The event is hosted by Low Carbon Lymm and Warrington Friends of the Earth. Neil Kingsnorth of Warrington Friends of the Earth, who will be chairing the question time, said,

“It may be the closest general election for 60 years. Warrington South constituency is held by on a majority of just 1,553 – the 51st smallest majority out of 650 in the UK. The outcome here could play a key role in deciding who makes up the next Government. Every vote will count and this event, giving a chance to hear directly from every candidate, will help residents decide where to put their cross.”

Zoe Cohen of Low Carbon Lymm said,

“Sustainability affects us all – whether we realise it or not. From sustainable transport and supporting local jobs, to the air we breathe and the food we eat; and of course our children and grandchildren. We know the importance of these issues to many people in South Warrington and we want them to have the opportunity to put their questions to All the candidates before voting day.”

There is no need to book, but by registering at www.warringtonfoe.org.uk/hustings, people will get the chance to submit questions to put to the candidates ahead of the event.

The candidates (in alphabetical order) are

  • Bob Barr – Liberal Democrat
  • Kevin Bennett – Trade Union and Socialist Coalition
  • Nick Bent – Labour
  • Stephanie Davies – Green
  • Malcolm Lingley – UKIP
  • David Mowat – Conservative

You can download the event poster here – hustings poster – if you want to share it further.

Please note:

We encourage people to travel to the event by public transport, or car sharing

For more information please contact Diane Porter on 07805 497176 or by email at diane.porter@talktalk.net, or Zoe Cohen on 07786074741 or at zoeandben@hotmail.com

Both Warrington Friends of the Earth and Low Carbon Lymm are strictly non-partisan and have no bias for or against any candidates.

Warrington South is a key marginal seat. It is listed as a “battleground seat” by both Labour and Conservative. There was a strong performance from the Lib Dems in 2010 too and the nationwide rise in support for the Greens and UKIP and candidacy from TUSC may also affect the outcome.

 

 

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