University to hold General Election Hustings
22 May 2017
Canterbury Christ Church University’s Politics and International Relations programme has invited the Parliamentary Candidates for Canterbury and Whitstable to debate their party’s policies before the General Election on 8 June 2017.
Parliamentary Candidates from four parties - Conservative, Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat - will attend Meet the Candidates for the 2017 General Election, and make their case to the audience as to why they should be elected to represent Canterbury and Whitstable as Member of Parliament.
Each candidate will be given a period of time to outline their party’s main policies after which a question and answer session with the audience will follow. Questions to the candidates can be submitted both prior to the event, via twitter #CCCUHustings17 and email firstname.lastname@example.org, or during the reception, whilst some will also be taken from the audience during the event itself.
The 2017 General Election Hustings event is organised by both Making Politics Matter, and the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS), both part of the Politics and International Relations programme at the University, and in partnership with the Ethnic Minority Independent Council, Canterbury and District Inter-Faith Action (CANDIFA), The Canterbury Society, and the Coalition for Democracy in Canterbury District (CDCD).
Meet the Candidates for the 2017 General Election will take place on Friday 26 May, 2017. A pre-event reception from 6pm - 6.30pm will take place in the Old Sessions House building on the North Holmes Campus at Canterbury Christ Church University, following by the Hustings event, 6.30pm - 8pm in the Michael Berry Lecture Theatre, Old Sessions House. The event is free and open to all.
Notes to Editor
Parliamentary Candidates taking part:
- Conservative Party - Julian Brazier
- Green Party – Henry Stanton
- Labour - Rosie Duffield
- Liberal Democrat Party - James Flanagan
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With almost 18,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.
- 96% of our UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
- We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2013 UCAS).
- We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.
*2014/15 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey