Wisbech poses questions to parliamentary candidates
People in Wisbech had the chance to pose questions to their parliamentary candidates during an election hustings last week. Churches Together organised the event in Wisbech Salvation Army Hall on Wednesday to allow voters to speak to the candidates. Steve Barclay (Con), Lucy Nethsingha (Lib Dem), Ken Rustidge (Lab) and Helen Scott Daniels (Green) took questions. UKIP candidate Andrew Charalambous did not attend.
Topics ranged from education, spending cuts, global emissions and how to help rejuvenate Wisbech. The hustings was chaired by Capt Russell Day from the Salvation Army. Clive Butcher, a member of Churches Together, was pleased with the event, which was attended by 60 people. Mr Butcher said: “It was a very helpful and informative evening. “ Some people came to hear the parties line on various subjects and if people were undecided it was aimed to help them form an opinion of who to vote for.” Candidates are pictured at the event PICTURE: mfcp15af04218