Elec­tions hus­tings

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Gen­eral elec­tion can­di­dates vy­ing for votes in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang will be put to the test at a hus­tings meet­ing to­mor­row, Thurs­day.

Burn­side Com­mu­nity Coun­cil will be host­ing the event at Burn­side and Blair­beth Church at 7.30pm.

Mar­garet Fer­rier, SNP, Ger­ard Killen, Labour, Robert Brown, Lib­eral Democrats and Andy Dixon, in­de­pen­dent, have con­firmed their at­ten­dance.

Con­ser­va­tive can­di­date Ann Le Blond is not able to make the meet­ing but Tay­lor Muir, who stood for the Tories in the gen­eral elec­tion two years ago, will an­swer on her be­half.

The fo­rum will be chaired by Robert Rowatt and the for­mat will be sim­i­lar to the BBC’s ‘Ques­tion Time’, with brief state­ments from the can­di­dates be­fore an open Q&A ses­sion. Ques­tions should be emailed to bob@rowatt.freeserve.co.uk.

Jim O’Neil, chair of Burn­side Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, said:“We have held events like this very reg­u­larly. It is open to all mem­bers of the pub­lic. Come along and see the can­di­dates face to face and hear what they have to say.”

In April last year, Burn­side Blair­beth Church held a sim­i­lar event which was at­tended by over 200 lo­cal res­i­dents.

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