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Saffron Walden Essex County Council Hustings 2017
Tue 25 April 2017, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
On 25th April 2017, the Richard Austen Butler Debating Society invites you to a special hustings for the Saffron Walden Essex County Council seat.
The Society is proud to facilitate greater engagement in local democracy, as five candidates go head-to-head against each other and the audience in setting out their positions to be your elected representative.
In continuing a warm partnership with St. Mary's Church, Saffron Walden, the Society is pleased to announce the hustings will be chaired by The Rev. David Tomlinson.
Starting 19:30pm at the Assembly Room, Saffron Walden Town Hall, candidates will have 5 minutes each to deliver their opening statements before audience members are called upon to ask their pre-submitted questions.
At 21:00pm, questions will be invited from the floor so that guests can take opportunities to respond to what has been said in the debate. The candidates will then conclude the hustings with 1 minute closing statements.
If you have a question you would like to personally ask the candidates, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line 'ECC Hustings 2017' with your full name and topic for consideration.
Please note that it will not be possible for all submissions to be tabled. Entries will be selected on the basis of their relevance to County Council issues so as to allow free-flowing debate on policy terms. The Society will notify you in advance if your question has been approved and to formally invite you to speak on the evening.
The candidates are:
Heather Asker - Residents for Uttlesford
John Moran - Conservative & Unionist
Hilary Shibata - Liberal Democrat
Karmel Stannard - Green
Simon Trimnell - Labour
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