Arundel and South Downs election candidates to face voters in two public hustings

Sussex Decides 2015 General Election SUS-150226-125523001
Sussex Decides 2015 General Election SUS-150226-125523001
  • First hustings event at St Nicholas Church in Arundel
  • Second event at Steyning Grammar School a week later
  • Candidates from Tories, UKIP, Labour, Lib Dems and Greens to attend

Candidates hoping to be the next Arundel and South Downs MP will face two public grillings by voters in a week.

The five declared General Election candidates for the parliamentary seat will be attending hustings events at St Nicholas Church in Arundel on Wednesday April 15 from 7-9pm, then will reconvene a week later at Steyning Grammar School for a question time and debate on green issues on Tuesday April 21.

Conservative incumbent Nick Herbert will be joined by UKIP’s Peter Grace, Shweta Kadapia of the Lib Dems, the Green Party’s Isabel Thurston, and Labour’s Christopher Wellbelove.

The Arundel event has been organised by the Arundel Churches Liaison Committee and will be chaired by Oliver Hawkins, an Arundel resident for more than 40 years.

Questions can be sent by Monday April 13 to Mr Hawkins at oliveranddiana@gmail.com

The second event is the brainchild of the Steyning Greening Campaign, a voluntary group set up in 2010 to promote local action to address climate change in Steyning, Bramber, and Upper Beeding.

UKIP's Peter Grace

UKIP's Peter Grace

The debate will be chaired by Robin Hart, programme director at the nearby Wilton Park Conference Centre.

Doors and the bar open at 7pm, questions need to be submitted to the question desk by 7.30pm to be considered, and the event begins at 8pm.

Pupils will also be asking questions to candidates.

Tickets are £3 and are available at Steyning Bookshop or online by clicking here.

Christopher Wellbelove, Labour candidate for Arundel and South Downs (submitted). SUS-150804-131022001

Christopher Wellbelove, Labour candidate for Arundel and South Downs (submitted). SUS-150804-131022001

Isabel Thurston Green Party candidate for Arundel and South Downs General Election 2015 (submitted). SUS-150804-114403001

Isabel Thurston Green Party candidate for Arundel and South Downs General Election 2015 (submitted). SUS-150804-114403001

Shweta Kapadia Lib Dem candidate for Arundel and South Downs (photo submitted). SUS-150104-111118001

Shweta Kapadia Lib Dem candidate for Arundel and South Downs (photo submitted). SUS-150104-111118001

Conservative candidate Nick Herbert

Conservative candidate Nick Herbert