Skegness hosts election debate

Parish council election news.
Parish council election news.

General election candidates will going head to head at a public debate in Skegness tonight (Friday).

Candidates competing to win the Boston and Skegness constituency will be under the spotlight at the Storehouse conference centre from 7pm.

UKIP candidate Robin Hunter-Clarke will not be taking part in the hustings after issuing a complaint about a previous debate in Boston held by organiser of tonight’s meeting.

A statement issued by Coun Hunter-Clarke said: “It is with regret I will be rejecting the offer to attend tonight’s night’s hustings in Skegness. I attended the hustings organised by the same people in Boston, and was deeply concerned in the way it was organised and conducted. Unfortunately the system was abused by other parties, which led to a mismanaged and poorly conducted event. I then discovered that this event had been organised by a political party, and was not a fair and balanced hustings.”

Coun Hunter-Clarke will be on the panel for the Boston and Skegness hustings organised by the BBC and supported by the Boston Standard on May 1 at Blackfriars Theatre, Boston.