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NUS announces #GenerationVote Twitter Hustings in student seats!

Wednesday 17 May 2017 Campaigns News

We’re putting student issues at the forefront of the 2017 general election with a series of online Hustings, which begin tomorrow!

Over the next three weeks, we will be targeting six constituencies across the UK that are home to large student populations and will invite all candidates to take part in our special online hustings on Twitter.

We’ll be grilling candidates on our election policy asks for the millions of students across the UK. We’ve also asked local higher and further education SUs to put forward their questions to candidates on the burning issues affecting their students.

Our #GenerationVote Twitter hustings will take place on the following dates...

Ealing Central Acton
When? Thursday 18 May (2-2.30pm)
Who’s confirmed? Rupa Huq (Labour), Joy Morrissey (Conservative) and Jon Ball (Liberal Democrat)
👉 Recap on the debate

Cardiff North
 Friday 26 May (1-1.30pm)
Who’s confirmed? Anna McMorrin (Labour), Matt Hemsley (Liberal Democrat), Steffan Webb (Plaid Cymru)
👉 Recap on the debate

Belfast South
 Tuesday 30 May (2.30-3pm)
Who’s confirmed? Alasdair McDonnell (Social Democratic and Labour Party), Clare Bailey (Green Party), Paula Bradshaw (Alliance Party), Michael Henderson (UUP)
👉 Recap on the debate

 Wednesday 31 May (1-1.30pm)
Who’s confirmed? Daniel Zeichner (Labour), John Hayward (Conservative), Stuart Tuckwood (Green) and Julian Huppert (Liberal Democrat)
👉 Recap on the debate

When? Friday 2 June (1-1.30pm) - Postponed 
Who’s confirmed? Karen Lee (Labour), Caroline Kenyon (Liberal Democrat), Ben Lryman (Green Party)
👉 Recap on the debate

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale
Monday 5 June (1-1.30pm)
Who’s confirmed? Douglas Beattie (Labour), John Ferry (Liberal Democrat), Mairi McAllan (SNP) and David Mundell (Conservative)
👉 Recap on the debate