Seven of the eight parliamentary candidates for the Newbury seat gathered at St Bartholomew’s School in Newbury last night (Wednesday) to debate policies ahead of the May 7 General Election.
Only Andrew Stott of the Patriotic Socialist Party failed to attend the public debate and some of the questions posed at the lively discussion included how to improve a struggling NHS, how to tackle an affordable housing shortage and what are the politician’s views on immigration. A full report of the hustings will appear in next week's edition.
Newbury Weekly News spoke to each of the candidates that took part on the night and asked them two questions on the importance of community debates and asked what they do to unwind after a long day at the ‘office.’ Watch the videos below….
Question 1: Why are these hustings debates so important?
Question 2: What do you do to de-stress after a long day of electioneering?
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