1st February 2005




With a General Election looming politicians from across the political spectrum will be debating the big issues at the University of Lincoln this week.


One MP, one MEP and three prospective parliamentary candidates will take part in a ‘Question Time’ style debate on Friday 4th February 2005.


The event is being organised by Electoral Education and is the fifth in a series of debates to discuss the issues behind the big General Election questions.


Taking part in the Lincoln Debate 2005 will be:


·               Chris Heaton Harris, MEP for the East Midlands (Conservative)

·               Austin Mitchell, MP for Great Grimsby (Labour)

·               Lisa Gabriel, PPC for Lincoln (Liberal Democrat)

·               Karl McCartney, PPC for Lincoln (Conservative)

·               Dr Alan Riley, Area Vice-Chairman (Liberal Democrat)

·               Cllr Paul Kenny, PPC for Boston and Skegness (Labour)


The debate will be chaired by Professor Jo Carby-Hall OBE, Director of International Legal Research at the University of Hull, Honorary Consul for the Repubic of Poland, Fulbright Professor and Invited Professor of Law at the Universities of Paris, Geneva and Nantes.


Members of the public are welcome to attend the debate, admission to which is free of charge.


The Lincoln Debate 2005 will take place at 7.30pm in the Lincoln School of Architecture building at the Brayford Pool campus.


If you would like to attend please email rbellamy@ElectionsUK.org to be assured of a place, or telephone 01472 580708.


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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