Hustings further informs student voters

Students and staff had the opportunity to further inform their vote at next week’s General Election at a political hustings with our local parliamentary candidates.

Councillor Richard Lee (UKIP), Mr Roy Wood (Lib Dem), Antoinette Sandbach (Conservative), Dr Adrian Heald (Labour) and Dr Andrew Garman (Green Party) were on campus last week to take part in a Q and A session.

Lively debate between the candidates and their audience included discussion on how the parties intended to improve the financial position of 18 – 24 year olds, what measures are proposed to make farming more sustainable and whether the candidates support he ‘Nature and Wellbeing Act’ being put forward by the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts.

The hustings was organised by our Students Services team and was the latest of a number of political sessions to ensure our students are able to make the best use of their vote on May 7, whether they live locally or nationally.

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