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Lincoln Debate to see city MP candidates go head to head

A special collaboration

The Lincolnite and BBC Radio Lincolnshire will be once again hosting the Lincoln Debate hustings event with the city’s MP candidates.

The special programme will be streamed live online in video on The Lincolnite with audio on FM/DAB on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

The event will be simulcast from The Lawn (Blue Room) from 7pm on Monday, December 9, just three days before the polls open on Thursday, December 12.

All seven candidates who announced they are standing in the elections have been invited and agreed to take part.

The 2019 Lincoln general election candidates

The candidates taking part are:

  • Karen Lee – Labour
  • Karl McCartney – Conservative
  • Caroline Kenyon – Liberal Democrat
  • Reece Wilkes – The Brexit Party
  • Charles Shaw – Liberal Party
  • Sally Horscroft – Green Party
  • Rob Bradley – Independent

The 2019 Lincoln Debate will be chaired by BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Rod Whiting.

All the candidates will be able to make short opening and closing remarks, while the main part of the hustings event will take questions from the audience, moderated by the presenter.

This will be the fifth collaboration between The Lincolnite and BBC Radio Lincolnshire for organising special elections simulcasts after the 2015 general election, the 2017 snap election, the Lincolnshire EU Referendum and the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Daniel Ionescu, Managing Editor of The Lincolnite, said: “Election debates are now a staple of modern democracy and it’s great to see that all candidates have agreed to take part both locally and nationally.

“It’s vital that people hear from all candidates their stance on the big issues of our time, from Brexit, to climate change, our health and education systems, and of course, local topics — and The Lincoln debate will be an ideal platform for that.”

Charlie Partridge, Managing Editor of BBC Radio Lincolnshire, said: “These Lincoln debates are becoming a local tradition. Lincoln is a marginal constituency and every vote counts.

“It is very important that we get a chance to see and hear all the candidates, find out their views, and question them. The Lincoln Debate will be a unique opportunity to do that.”