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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #17)

Wed May 31, 2017, 01:51 AM

18. We have at least had hustings

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The one I attended was hastily rescheduled following the Manchester bombing and was totally devoted to the matter of building on the green belt, which the district council wants to do having been ordered to build houses by Westminster.

The candidate who spoke the most sense, having some experience of planning issues from being on a nearby council was the Liberal Democrat. The local Tories were out in force, and are determined to use the issue as a political football, which means that we were treated to some tubthumping from the Tory leader of the town council. However, my view of the Tory candidate and the chances of him being able to challenge the government on this matter or on the proposals for fracking locally remain unchanged.

At least we have had a few hustings meetings here. Better than a lot of places. The only hustings I've seen anything about in Bolsover for instance have been between the Liberal Democrats and UKIP with no Dennis Skinner or Tory challenger.

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