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General Election 2019: Haverhill to host a hustings

A hustings is to take place in Haverhill next week to give residents a chance to meet the candidates vying to be elected as the West Suffolk MP.

The hustings will be held at Haverhill Methodist Church Hall, in Camps Road, on Friday, November 29, at 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm.

It is expected that all four West Suffolk candidates; Matt Hancock (Con), Claire Unwin (Lab), Elfreda Tealby-Watson (Lib Dem) and Donald Allwright (Green Party) will attend.

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The hustings has been organised by Reach Community Projects and will be chaired by the chairman of its trustees, Roy Graham.

A spokesman for Reach said: "Our aim for this event is to build on a conversation in the community that we have been having (since September) to help us to understand which issues are of most important to people in Haverhill, and to give the people of Haverhill a chance to speak to and understand the views of their prospective parliamentary candidates in relation to these issues.

"We will act to make it a positive and constructive conversation about the future of Haverhill.

"The questions on the night will be themed around five issues that have arisen through our engagement with the community.

"We can provide these themes a week in advance."

The event is free to attend but due to the limit on the number of places available tickets need to be ordered in advance.

They are available from www.eventbrite.co.uk (search for ‘Haverhill Hustings’) or by calling 01440 712950.

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