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Quizzing candidates

WELL-over 100 people turned out for an election debate, held at Light Hall School on Sunday afternoon.

WELL-over 100 people turned out for an election debate, held at Light Hall School on Sunday afternoon.

Organisers had invited along all of Solihull’s General Election candidates - who took questions submitted by the audience.

The panel was made up of Lorely Burt (Lib Dem), Maggie Throup (Con), Sarah Merrill (Labour), John Ison (UKIP) and Neill Watts (SAMRA).

Richard Wise, chairing the debate, said that the BNP had been invited to attend, but had not replied.

First-up were questions that had been submitted in advance - with three topics cropping up the most.

Top of the pile was immigration, followed by the economy and pensioners’ issues.

While the majority of the audience were elderly or middle-aged, there was a sprinkling of younger votes.

After the pre-submitted questions, the debate was thrown open to questions from the audience.

* To find out more about what the hopefuls had to say at the hustings go to www.solihullnews.net.

 

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