NUS announces #GenerationVote Twitter Hustings in student seats!

Wednesday 17-05-2017 - 16:48

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.

The first of our hustings takes place tomorrow (Thursday 18 May) and features candidates from Ealing Central and Acton - one of the most marginal seats in London!

To follow all the action as it happens, tune into our @NUSUK Twitter page from 2pm.

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), Steffan Webb (Plaid Cymru), and Matthew Hemsley (Liberal Democrat)

👉 Recap on the debate

Belfast South
Tuesday 30 May (2.30-3pm)
Who’s confirmed? Alasdair McDonnell (SDLP), Máirtín Ó Muilleoir (Sinn Fein), Clare Bailey (Green Party), Paula Bradshaw (Alliance), 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

Friday 2 June (1-1.30pm)
Who’s confirmed? Karen Lee (Labour), Caroline Kenyon (Lib Dem), and Ben Loryman (Green)

👉 Recap on the debate

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

All candidates in each constituency were invited.

Make sure students at your SU are registered by Monday 22 May to vote in the General Election on Thursday 8 June.


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