General Election candidates set to appear at town debate
three main parliamentary candidates in May's General Election
are set to meet for a lively debate in the town tonight (Wednesday
MP David Heathcoat-Amory will answer questions with Tessa Munt
(Liberal Democrats) and Andy Merryfield (Labour) at the
Hustings Meeting' in Burnham Baptist Church in College Street,
starting at 7.30pm.
from across the Burnham and Highbridge area are organising the
meeting, in which members of the public will be able to put their
questions to the candidates.
have defended their decision not to include local candidates from
UKIP, the BNP or Green Party at the event.
of the event's organisers, Brian Beaven, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Although there are likely to be a total of six candidates
standing in this constituency, it has been decided to only invite
those whose political party will have the most influence in the
next Parliament in order that their views can be heard and questioned.
Also, if all the candidates were invited there would be less time
for questions to be asked."