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Candidates to face climate questions


Candidates seeking to represent Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Parliament are to take part in a virtual hustings later this month.

Time for Change Argyll and Bute, an Argyll-wide climate action group, has organised a climate-focused hustings on Tuesday April 20, starting at 7.30pm.

The group’s secretary and a founding member is Tayvallich woman Freya Aitchison, who explained: ‘We have invited candidates from the five main parties who are running for election in Argyll and Bute.

‘We hope to ask them four main questions which will challenge them on their parties’ plans for climate action and take questions from the audience. Our aim is to have an ongoing dialogue with the successful candidate as we are looking to build relationsh­ips between communitie­s and decision-makers.’

Last week, Time for Change Argyll and Bute organised a hustings for the Dumbarton constituen­cy. It attracted 90 participan­ts and the group is hoping for another good turnout for the Argyll event.

The free Argyll and Bute hustings can be viewed online at Eventbrite – www.eventbrite.­cy-climate-hustings-tickets-1484758522­71 – along with the four questions the candidates will face.

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