General election 2019: Hustings events in Westgate and at Margate Caves

General Election

A hustings event will be held tonight (December 2) at the Westgate community centre from 7pm.

The event will be hosted by Thanet Trades Union Council (TUC)  which will provide the chair for the evening and is tasked with ensuring proceedings are conducted in an orderly manner and all the candidates are given a fair hearing, treated respectfully and without favour or preference to any candidate or party.

All North Thanet candidates are invited.

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A husting event is also being hosted by East Kent Waspi (Women against state pension inequality) for those aged 50 and over.

Parliamentary candidates for both south and north Thanet have been invited  to answer public questions about matters particularly relevant to the over 50’s.

The hustings will be held at Margate Caves, Northdown Road, on Thursday (December 5) from 10am to 11.30am, cafe doors open at 9.30 for tea and coffee. The Isle of Thanet News editor Kathy Bailes will chair.

Please submit you questions to Eastkentwaspi@hotmail.com or text 07769 159400.

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A North Thanet hustings will again be held at Margate Caves on Saturday, December 7.

Organised by the Save Our NHS in Kent group the panel will comprise of Rob Edwards {Green}, Dr Coral Jones {Labour} and Angela Curwen {LibDems}. Conservative Sir Roger Gale has declined the invitation.

It will be chaired by The Isle of Thanet News print edition co-editor Jodie Nesling.

The hustings, which starts at 4.30pm at the Northdown Road venue, will be a chance to hear views from the General Election candidates on everything from health services to the environment.

The General Election takes place on December 12 amid the ever-changing Brexit position for the UK. It was proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last month.

Parliament was officially dissolved on November 9 and candidates are now busy promoting their campaigns.

The polls on December 12 open at 7am and close at 10pm. Thanet’s count will take place after voting closes and this year will be held at Hartsdown Leisure Centre.

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