PUBLIC WILL QUIZ MP HOPE­FULS IN ELEC­TION DE­BATE

Wilmslow Express - - FRONT PAGE - Karen Brit­ton karen.brit­ton@men­media.co.uk @KarenBrit­ton1

ELEC­TION can­di­dates bat­tling to be­come Wilm­slow’s MP will take part in a public de­bate.

The five Par­lia­men­tary can­di­dates for Tat­ton are in­vited to a hus­tings at Wilm­slow United Re­formed Church, at 9.30am on Satur­day.

Labour can­di­date David Pinto-Duschin­sky, Gareth Wil­son, from the Lib­eral Democrats, Con­ser­va­tive Ge­orge Os­borne and the Green Party’s Tina Rothery will at­tend. UKIP can­di­date Stu­art Hut­ton will not at­tend, due to an­other ap­point­ment.

Mr Os­borne hopes to win the seat he first claimed in 2001 again, while his op­po­nents want to per­suade vot­ers Wilm­slow is ready for change.

Each can­di­date will have a three-minute pre­sen­ta­tion be­fore an­swer­ing ques­tions sub­mit­ted in ad­vance and taken from the floor.

The hus­tings will be chaired by Tony Burn­ham, a re­tired min­is­ter and for­mer na­tional pres­i­dent of Churches To­gether in Eng­land.

Rev Kirsty Thorpe, chair­man of Churches To­gether in Wilm­slow which is or­gan­is­ing the event, said: “We want the can­di­dates to tell us their vi­sion of what sort of so­ci­ety they want to cre­ate.”

Email ques­tions to tat­ton. hus­tings@zen.co.uk.

Wilm­slow United Re­formed Church, the lo­ca­tion for the Tat­ton Par­lia­men­tary hus­tings, and (inset) or­gan­iser Rev Kirsty Thorpe

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