HUSTINGS: BBC election debate held at Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre

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Voters will be heading to the polls tomorrow (Thursday)to pick their candidate for the Boston and Skegness seat in the parliamentary elections.

On Friday, five of the candidates were invited to a hustings event organised by the BBC and supported by The Standard at Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, in Boston. There, they were given the chance to debate key issues for the constituency and answer audience questions.

They were Paul Kenny for Labour, Robin Hunter-Clarke for UKIP, Matt Warman for Conservatives, David Watts for the Liberal Democrats and Victoria Percival for the Greens. Also running are Independent Peter Johnson, BNP candidate Robert West, Pilgrim Party candidate Lyn Luxton and Independence from Europe’s Chris Pain.

Each was given the chance to do a pre-recorded segment prior to the live debate. Topics on the evening included the NHS, immigration, school standards, membership of the EU, foodbanks and the homeless and how local Members of Parliament should be when running for election.

The evening was hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire hosts Scott Dalton and Carla 
George.

For more on the evening, plus comments from some of those involved in the 2015 General Election see The Standard’s website throughout today (Wednesday).

The results of the election will be announced Friday morning.