Hustings event in Haverhill West Suffolk election candidates

Matthew Hancock. Picture: Malcolm Wells (142137-0737) PPP-140723-181217003
Matthew Hancock. Picture: Malcolm Wells (142137-0737) PPP-140723-181217003

Prospective Parliamentary candidates for West Suffolk will be appearing at a hustings in Haverhill.

The five candidates in the General Election on May 7 have been invited to appear at St Mary’s Church on Friday, April 17, from 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

Michael Jefferys is standing in West Suffolk for Labour at next year's general election ANL-141211-113626001

Michael Jefferys is standing in West Suffolk for Labour at next year's general election ANL-141211-113626001

The event was inspired by an open letter sent by the House of Bishops of the Church of England inviting Church members to ‘engage’ in the political process.

The hustings has been organised by St Mary’s member Daniel Summers, who said: “We thought the best way for us to get involved was to organise a hustings in the church and give not just our congregation but the whole community the chance to meet them and put their questions to them.”

Confirmed attendees are Niall Pettitt (Green Party), Matthew Hancock (Conservative) Julian Flood (UKIP) and Michael Jefferys (Labour).

Elfreda Tealby-Watson (Lib Dems) has not yet confirmed her attendance.

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Julian Flood ENGANL00120131015140232

Niall Pettitt, Green Party candidate for West Suffolk. Picture: Mark Westley

Niall Pettitt, Green Party candidate for West Suffolk. Picture: Mark Westley