Electoral candidates to fight it out in local hustings

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Two hustings events are being held in the run-up to the General Election in May.

The events are being organised by Eastbourne Can ahead of Thursday May 7 when voters will go to the polls to elect a new MP as well as all of the 27 seats on Eastbourne Borough Council.

The hustings are organised by Eastbourne Can and candidates in Upperton and Old Town – regarded as the crucial make or break seats locally – hoping for election to the council will be quizzed by members of the public on Wednesday April 22 at a venue yet to be confirmed.

The following Wednesday (April 29) at the Birley Centre next to the Towner, there will be a chance for MP candidates, Lib Dem incumbent Stephen Lloyd, Conservative Caroline Ansell, the Green Party’s Andrew Durling, Labour’s Jake Lambert and UKIP’s Nigel Jones to share their vision for Eastbourne and answer questions.

Tickets will be available soon and will be free.

A spokesperson for Eastbourne Can said, “There’s lots at stake in this year’s General Election, so we’re running two hustings events to help people decide between the candidates. If you care about where our town and our country are headed then you can’t miss these events.”