GENERAL ELECTION: Wells candidates go head-to-head at hustings event

PUBLISHED: 19:00 26 May 2017

The Wells candidates for the 2017 General Election.

The Wells candidates for the 2017 General Election.


Wells is expected to be a hotly-contested seat in June’s General Election and the candidates will answer questions from the public in a hustings this weekend.

Conservative candidate James Heappey, Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt and Labour’s Andy Merryfield have already confirmed their attendance to the hustings at St Mary’s Church, in Manor Lane, Wedmore, on Sunday.

Lorna Clarke from the Christian Peoples Alliance has yet to confirm her attendance.

Guests will be able to ask the candidates questions across a range of subjects, including their stance on health, education, Brexit and the environment.

The hustings will begin at noon and is being run by Green Wedmore, which works to improve the village’s environment, and the church.

Guests will be able to write down one question on a blank piece of paper on their arrival, which will be sorted into categories.

The organisers will then choose the best two questions from each category to put to the panel.

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