How to register a place at election hustings for your chance to question Weston’s candidates

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 May 2017

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Weston-super-Mare’s election candidates will go head to head at a hustings event organised by the Mercury and Weston College at the end of May. Here is everything you need to know about how to submit a question and attend on the night.

What is happening?

Ahead of the election, we wanted to give Mercury readers a chance to listen to the candidates’ views on a range of issues. We have teamed up with the college to host a hustings event, where questions will be put to all the candidates.

A survey has revealed the town’s voters care most about health and the NHS, Brexit, education, crime and policing, and housing. We will be putting questions on these topics to the candidates. There may be time on the night to cover other topics too.

When and where is it?

On May 26 from 7-9pm. It will be at the college’s Bistro, at its campus in Knightstone Road.

Who is going?

The Weston candidates from the Conservative Party, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Greens have all agreed to attend. Helen Hims, of UKIP, is not expected to attend, but has been invited. If there are any independent candidates they will also be invited.

How can I ask questions?

Simply drop us an email at – we won’t have time for all of them on the night, but we can put them to candidates on your behalf in coverage in the paper and online.

How can I go to the event?

You can register by visiting EventBrite and searching for ‘election hustings hosted by Weston Mercury and Weston College’. You can also email your name to, or call 01934 422500.

People will be able to turn up on the night if there is spare capacity, but registering in advance will guarantee access.

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