Last week saw parliamentary candidates in our constituency taking part in the Hungerford Question Time, always an important staging post in election campaigning.
The usual suspects were on the panel, with Paul from the Green Party replacing UKIP Katherine who was indisposed. Proceedings were well chaired by Greg Furr.
Questions ranged from rail electrification (supported by all parties) , to business rates (Lib Dems launched wide ranging review last week), to plans for the NHS (lots of vague promises, Lib Dems only party with a costed plan to provide £8bn a year extra funding for NHS by 2020).
There will be further opportunities to quiz your representatives on:
- Sun 19th April – 19:00 Streatley Hustings
The Morrell Room, Church Lane, RG8 9HT
- Weds 22nd April – 17:45 Newbury Political Debate, hosted by Buzz Magazine
St Bart’s School, Andover Rd, RG14 6JP
- Thurs 23rd April – 07:45 Economy, Taxation & Business hosted by Grant Thornton
I will be debating with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, at a Thames Valley hustings in Reading
Madejski Stadium, Junction 11, M4, Reading RG2 0FL
If you are able to come along to any of these debates, I look forward to meeting you. Do come and say hello at the end of the event.