In pictures: The Lincoln Debate

  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • The Lincolnite panelists: left to right: David Harding Price, Matthew Fido, Kate Taylor, Craig Harper and Liam Young. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Lucy Rigby prior to the debate. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Ross Pepper and Elaine Smith. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Nick Smith. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Elaine Smith. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Lucy Rigby. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Host Melvyn Prior. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Helen Powell. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • The Lincolnite panelists: left to right: David Harding Price, Matthew Fido, Kate Taylor, Craig Harper and Liam Young. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Lucy Rigby prior to the debate. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Ross Pepper and Elaine Smith. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Nick Smith. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Elaine Smith. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Lucy Rigby. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Host Melvyn Prior. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Helen Powell. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The historic Lincoln Debate, held at the LPAC, saw five of the six MP candidates for the city answer questions from a 200-strong audience.

The 90-minute programme, which was a unique collaboration between The Lincolnite, Lincolnshire Echo and BBC Radio Lincolnshire, was broadcast live on May 4.

Conservative Karl McCartney was the only candidate who declined the invitation to attend the debate, citing concerns over the date and location.

However, those who did attend, as well as those watching at home, had their say on social media using the #LincolnDebate hashtag.

The highlights of the programme can be read again on the liveblog.

Audience members also spoke to The Lincolnite about the highlights for them; as did the candidates.

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