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Leader Live: Your chance to ask questions direct to Preston City Council leader Peter Rankin

Posted on - 9th October, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, Preston Council
Where is Preston heading? The future of the city will be discussed

Where is Preston heading? The future of the city will be discussed

What’s the biggest issue facing Preston? What should those in power at the Town Hall do?

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We’re going to be quizzing Preston City Council leader councillor Peter Rankin in a live video webcast – and we want your questions.

You can watch the live video Q&A from 7.30pm on Monday here.

Nothing is off limits as you’ll be able to submit your questions either in advance or on the night – and our editor Ed Walker will be interviewing councillor Rankin live.

Topics we’ll cover will no doubt include the likes of the City Deal, a multi-million pound investment in the city and surrounding area, plus the future of Preston’s city centre.

Our survey below allows you to have your say, and also vote on what you think the most important issue is facing Preston right now.

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

The city council’s webcasting service is normally reserved for public meetings, but we’re putting democracy in your living room on the evening of Monday 3 November from 7.30pm.

Councillor Peter Rankin said: “This is what democracy is all about and I’m pleased that with the support of Blog Preston I can answer and respond to your questions.

“There’s a lot happening in Preston and it’s important that people hear for themselves what’s going on in the city and how Preston will change in the future.

“It will be an interesting evening and I am sure I will learn a lot too. You can tune in on Blog Preston and also via the Facebook page too so there’s lots of ways you can take part.”

Ed Walker, editor and founder of Blog Preston, said: “We cover the goings on at Preston City Council extensively and we want to give Prestonians the chance to put their issues to the leader of the council.

“The city is undergoing a transformation with the City Deal money but at the same time these are challenging times for local authorities. We want to know how Peter Rankin plans to balance the books and as the likes of the Bus Station, the Guild Hall and more are sold off just what does the future look like for the city council?

“We need readers help to tell us the most important questions we should be getting an answer to during the live stream.”

Blog Preston is read by more than 70,000 Prestonians a month, providing community news, information and events coverage through blogpreston.co.uk and our dedicated app which has more than 1,000 users in the city of Preston. It also has one of the largest social presences of the city, with 8,761 Twitter followers and more than 2,600 Facebook fans.

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