On May 17th 2017, more than 400 people gathered at the Mercury Theatre to quiz the candidates standing for MP in the 2017 general election.
Here’s how the candidates introduced themselves:
We love to bring people together at the Mercury, even when they’re arguing very different views! Thanks to the 400+ people who attended our Ask The Candidates event last night – in 90 minutes the questions ranged from Brexit to disability benefits, the NHS, schools and more. Here’s how the candidates introduced themselves on the night, and there’s more information on our blog https://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/blog/ask-candidates-colchesters-big-election-debate-video/
Posted by Mercury Theatre Colchester on Thursday, 18 May 2017
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The hustings was also covered on BBC Essex, BBC Look East, and we were joined by a team of University of Essex journalism students who recorded a feature on the hustings for Colne Radio.
A full list of candidates nominated can be found on the Colchester Council website, and polling day is June the 8th 2017. Polls open at 7am, and close at 10pm!
Photo: Claire Owen.