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General Election Hustings 2017

On Tuesday 6 June, David Holroyd chaired the last Warwick and Leamington Spa hustings before the General Election.

All five candidates [Chris White: Conservative, Matt Western: Labour, Bob Dhillon: UKIP, Nick Solman: Liberal Democrat and Jonathan Chilvers: Green] contributed to the debate.  Audience questions ranged from climate change to the Middle East and all the candidates were given the opportunity to articulate their views to a large and attentive audience. 48 hours later Warwick and King’s High students stayed up during election night in the Sixth Form Centre to watch the results as they came in, including Matt Western defeating Chris White. It was an exciting and emotional week for all the students who now hope for a brief respite until the next General Election.    

The parties were represented by:
Chris White – Conservatives
Matt Western – Labour
Bob Dhillon - UKIP
Jonathan Chilvers - Greens
Nick Solman - Liberal Democrats