Brighton Pavilion candidates face questions on freedom, rights and liberty at hustings

Posted On 06 Apr 2015 at 7:16 pm

All seven candidates for the Brighton Pavilion seat in the House of Commons have agreed to take part in a hustings on Wednesday evening (8 April).

They will be asked about freedom, rights and liberty at the the Open Rights Group hustings at the Friends’ Meeting House, in Ship Street, Brighton, from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday.

The organisers said: “There will be prepared questions on the Human Rights Act, freedom of speech and surveillance. The rest will be from the audience on the night.

“We will have volunteers passing microphones to audience members to ask their questions.

“There will then be 40 minutes of pre-prepared questions and 40 minutes of questions from the audience.

“This event is free and open to the public. Please arrive at the Friends Meeting House from 7pm for refreshments in the café and a 7.30pm start in the main meeting hall.”

The candidates are Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, Purna Sen (Labour), Clarence Mitchell (Conservative), Nigel Carter (UKIP), Chris Bowers (Liberal Democrat), Howard Pilott (The Socialist Party of Great Britain) and Nick Yeomans (Independent).

For more information about the event, visit Meetup.

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