Leaders of local political parties to meet at Hustings event

Mercury Theatre to host an evening of debate and questions for party candidates in Colchester

Today, Mercury are pleased to announce that the Election Hustings will take place at the theatre in Colchester on Tuesday 3rd May where people that live in the borough will be able to attend the in-person event for free. Everyone attending the event is invited to ask questions of the candidates on topics that affect your communities the most.

The Election Hustings, chaired by University of Essex’s Professor of Government Paul Whitely, invites leaders from main political parties to talk to the public in a last opportunity prior to the polling day on Thursday 5th May. The town hall style event will allow party leaders to share their manifestos with constituents in a last effort to sway voters for the hotly contested borough seat.

Steve Mannix, Mercury’s Executive Director, said:

“I’m pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to everyone in Colchester to come and ask their questions to our local political leaders on issues that concern them. Being able to host such an event for the area is a brilliant privilege and we’re glad to offer another way for the community to engage with Mercury Theatre.”

Free tickets are available now on Mercury’s website, however they’re available on a first come first served basis so should be booked in advance to guarantee seating.

While tickets are free, please consider a donation to support Mercury’s ongoing work when you book: www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/ask-the-candidates-election-hustings/

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