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The East Midlands European elections: The live debate

The Lincolnite and Siren FM have teamed up to help people in Lincoln and Lincolnshire make an informed vote in the European Elections on May 22.

A special panel debate will be broadcast live online in video on The Lincolnite and audio on Siren 107.3FM on Friday, May 9, from 7.30pm.

East Midlands Euro MP candidates representing all the major parties will take part in the one-hour panel debate, answering questions from a live studio audience and social media.

The event will take place at the University of Lincoln TV studios, and the live audience will put their questions to the candidates.

— Applications for the studio audience are now closed. Please join us to watch online on the night.

Representatives from the five main parties including Katharina Boettge (Green Party), Roger Helmer MEP (UKIP), Brendan Clarke-Smith (Conservative), Bill Newton Dunn (Liberal Democrats) and Linda Woodings (Labour) will answer questions from a live studio audience.

The Lincolnite Managing Editor Daniel Ionescu said: “A live debate with a studio audience is something totally new for Lincoln and Lincolnshire, so we are excited to join Siren on this project.

“With Britain’s role in the EU hotly debated by all major parties recently, the European Elections and what the local candidates stand for is an important issue.

“Taking part in this debate is a unique opportunity for people in Lincoln, whether it’s in person in the studio, or online and on social media during the event.”

Siren FM Managing Editor Andrew David added: “As East Midlands station of the year, it’s only natural that we give everyone a chance, especially those who’ve just turned 18, to make a balanced judgement on who to vote for.”

A peek inside the TV studios at the University of Lincoln, where the debate will take place. Audience area not visible in the photo. Photo: Chris Hainstock
A peek inside the TV studios at the University of Lincoln, where the debate will take place. Audience area not visible in the photo. Photo: Chris Hainstock