Hustings event announced for Boston and Skegness seat

Blackfriars Theatre

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With just four weeks until we go to the polls to find our next MP, we can announce the latest hustings for the Boston and Skegness seat.

The event at Blackfriars Theatre on May 1 is being organised by BBC Radio Lincolnshire and supported by The Standard.

Charlie Partridge, managing editor of BBC Radio Lincolnshire, commented: “I’m delighted we are able to link up with the Boston Standard and Skegness Standard to present this special debate.

“This is the most important election in a generation and the Boston and Skegness seat is not only being watched closely here in Lincolnshire but also nationally.

“It is crucial that we make it clearer for voters to understand and evaluate the differing policies of the parties and where the candidates stand on local issues.

“We hope this debate - just a week before the election - will help achieve this.”

Standard editor Stephen Stray said: “We hope the electorate will embrace this opportunity and turn out in good numbers - the initimate setting of Blackfriars will create for an engaging evening.”

The BBC will decide the line-up on the night but will be offering all candidates the chance to speak on air during the evening.

The Standard will also be seeking the views of all election candidates.

Application forms to attend the hustings can be downloaded here.

They can also be collected from either the Boston Standard or BBC Radio Lincolnshire reception and returned to Boston/Skegness Hustings, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Newport, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3XY. Completed forms can also be emailed to election.lincolnshire@bbc.co.uk. Alternatively people can phone 01522 511411 weekdays from 9.30am to 5pm to fill the form in.

Deadline for applications is midnight on April 23. People will then know either way if they have made it into the audience by April 28.