Preston Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem leaders all to join Climate Action Preston’s virtual local election hustings

Posted on - 19th April, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
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The virtual hustings event will take place on 24 April

Climate Action Preston is hosting a virtual hustings event on Saturday (24 April) from 2pm-4pm.


Professor Mark Dooris, from UCLan, will be chairing the event and putting the questions of residents to local election candidates representing the political parties and independents running in both city and county elections.

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The line up of candidates who will be on the panel so far are:

  • Councillor Matthew Brown, leader of Preston City Council for the Labour party
  • Councillor Susan Whittam, first woman leader of the City Council’s Conservative group
  • Councillor John Potter, group leader at Preston City Council for the Liberal Democrats and Lancashire County Councillor
  • David Nicholson, chair of the local Green Party
  • Beth Balshaw, independent
  • Michael Balshaw, independent

The local elections for Preston City and Lancashire County Council will take place on 6 May 2021.

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If residents would be interested in listening to representatives running for election, then register for the hustings.

There will be time for members of the audience to submit questions, so it’s a chance to use your political voice at a local level and hear what potential future councillors are planning, pledging and prioritising.

See election candidates and information below or visit InYourArea

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Will you be attending the virtual event? Let us know in the comments below.

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