Your chance to quiz election candidates

April 26 2014

BISHOPSTON residents will be able to put their questions to candidates standing in the local elections at a Question Time-style debate being held on May 19.

BISHOPSTON residents will be able to put their questions to candidates standing in the local elections at a Question Time-style debate being held on May 19.
The event will be hosted by Sustainable Bishopston, and supported by the Bishopston Society.
Questions from voters can be submitted in advance or on the evening.
Candidates will be given three minutes to introduce themselves to the audience, and candidates not present will be given the opportunity to have a statement read on their behalf.
Voters will then be able to ask them about local and city-wide issues that matter to residents.
Last year, the voter turnout for Bishopston was almost 34 percent - higher than the average turnout from across the city, which was 27.5 percent.
According to organisers, most people do not vote in local elections and many of those who do will decide based on party allegiance, leaflet campaigns or the local press.
Nominations are still open, and the list of candidates will be announced on April 25. Elections will take place on May 22.
Residents can double-check which ward they belong to by visiting: www.bristol.gov.uk/WardFinder.
The event will be held on May 19 at St Michael's Church Hall in Gloucester Road, starting 7.30pm. For further information about the hustings, visit: www.sustainablebishopston.org.uk or email: hustings@sustainablebishopston.org.uk

Bishopston hustings 2013