Police commissioner candidates will be put on the spot at town hustings event

Anne Dorrian
Anne Dorrian

MEMBERS of the public will have the opportunity to ask candidates for the Police Crime Commissioner elections about their plans at an event next Thursday.

A Question Time style ‘hustings’ will be taking place at Haven High’s Marion Road campus from 7pm, and has been organised by former councillor Anne Dorrian with support The Boston Standard.

Adrian Reed

Adrian Reed

It will be chaired by Witham Schools Federation executive head teacher Adrian Reed.

Ms Dorrian said: “When I heard about the forthcoming election I was shocked to find that not many people knew about what was happening and even fewer people knew who the candidates were.

“I wanted to find out about more about each candidate myself and when The Standard offered to support any hustings, I decided to organise one so people can come along and ask the candidates.”

The format will be similar to BBC Question Time but candidates will also be given time to explain a bit about their background, their policies and what they feel they can bring to the job.

“Everyone in the community has an interest in law and order - this isn’t just for people who are interested in politics,” Ms Dorrian added.

The event will be free to attend.

Ahead of the event each candidate was offered the chance to put across - in their own 500 words - why they deserve your support at the election.

These are printed over the next couple of pages.

An event for sixth formers will also take place at 4pm.