Audience verdict: Students grill Lincoln MP candidates at BGU hustings

Students studying at Bishop Grosseteste University put the candidates standing to become Lincoln’s next MP through their paces at a passionate hustings event on April 13.

The audience quizzed the candidates on a wide range of issues, with the most heated debate coming over immigration and the lack of policies aimed at younger people.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Arguments amongst audience members also broke out towards the end of the evening, especially between Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat supporters.

UKIP’s Tony Wells stood in for Nick Smith who unable to attend due to work commitments.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

You can catch up on the highlights from the hustings by rewinding through our live blog.

Some students also stayed behind afterwards to give their thoughts on who came out on top in the debate.


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Applications are now open to join the Lincoln Debate, which takes place on May 4 at the LPAC. The programme is a historic collaboration between The Lincolnite, Lincolnshire Echo and BBC Radio Lincolnshire.