Monday 12 May at 7pm – Keynes Hall, King’s College CambridgePress: TCS | Tab | King’s web
UKIP, Labour, the Greens, Liberal Democrats and Tories battled it out to decide who will lead Eastern England on 22 May. Things got heated quickly – the UKIP candidate compared the Greens’ representative to “fascist Germany” after the latter heckled his opening speech, and insults flew back and forth for the rest of the debate.
The hustings followed a ‘Question Time’ format, with audience questions determining the focus of the debate. The discussion was centred around topics of immigration and asylum seekers, overfishing, the EU and employment, clean energy and, of course, the prospect of Britain leaving the EU.
Andrew Duff MEP – lead candidate for the Liberal Democrats
Tom Hunt – 5th candidate for the Conservatives
Mark Hughes – 7th candidate for UKIP
Sandy Martin – 3rd candidate for labour
Rupert Read – lead candidate for the Greens
Friday at 7pm – Keynes Hall, King’s College CambridgePress: A Dragon’s Best Friend | King’s web | TCS
Rod Cantrill – current City Councillor and candidate for the Liberal Democrat Party (Newnham Ward)
Anthony Carpen (and Puffles) – independent City Councillor candidate (Coleridge Ward)
Nick Clarke – Cambridge City Conservative Party Association Chairman and former leader of the County Council
Matt Hodgkinson – City Councillor candidate for the Green Party (Petersfield Ward)
Sam Wolfe – City Councillor candidate for the Labour Party (Newnham Ward)