Politicians in question time debate

Steyning Question Time 2010. MUST CREDIT pictures by James McDonald www.clanphotography.co.uk
Steyning Question Time 2010. MUST CREDIT pictures by James McDonald www.clanphotography.co.uk
  • Candidates from the Arundel and South Downs constituency will be put in the hot seat
  • MP Nick Herbert will be up against Labour, Lib Dem, UKIP and Green Party challengers
  • Probed on their parties’ policies on climate change and the environment
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FIRST-time voters will be in the audience for a special Question Time style election debate at Steyning Grammar School on green issues.

Candidates from the Arundel and South Downs constituency will be put in the hot seat and probed on their parties’ policies on climate change and the environment on April 21.

MP Nick Herbert will be up against Labour, Lib Dem, UKIP and Green Party challengers.

A group of sixth formers have met with debate organisers, the Steyning Greening Campaign, to discuss the event and vote on which they think are the most hard-hitting questions to ask.

Panel members will not see the questions in advance.

Co-ordinator of the Steyning Greening Campaign, Geoff Barnard, said: “Environment concerns are not getting much air time, but for many local residents they are a touchstone issue.”

The debate will give voters an opportunity to ask candidates on their parties’ policies on climate change, fracking, renewable energy and other hot topics.

Doors open at 7pm.Questions need to be submitted to the ‘Ask a Question desk’ by 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £3 and are available at Steyning Bookshop or online at bitly.com/SteyningQT