Saturday, 29 April 2017

We need Local Hustings not National Debates

With a surprise General Election coming upon us there has been discussions of whether or not to have national televised debates, and concerns that Mrs May, the Prime Minister has said no.

I think it is right we are not having debates these are an import from the American political system and are not needed here. We are not directly electing a Prime Minister, we are electing a local MP.

I'd like to see more local hustings rather than national debates, and a chance for people to put the questions to their candidates directly. This is much more important for democracy than a sterile stage managed televised debate with a hand picked audience.

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